PEOPLE LIVING WITH LUPUS NEED YOUR HELP!
If you have a desire to invest your time and talents to have a positive impact on the lives of people with lupus, we have just the place for you. You can make the difference in the life of someone who is affected by this disease—you can be the person who provides help and hope to someone!
Volunteering for the LFA, Connecticut Chapter means you have an opportunity to help people while you fulfill your own. When you volunteer, you can:
- Make a meaningful difference in your community
- Help people living with lupus
- Have flexible options and opportunities that fit your schedule
- Build relationships and networks that last a lifetime
- Learn and grow personally and professionally
- Involve your family and friends
Volunteer to Make a Difference!
Whether it’s visiting someone with lupus in the hospital, putting together a team for the Walk for Lupus Now™, or advocating to increase funding for lupus research, there are many ways you can get involved in the LFA’s mission. Many volunteers with the LFA, Connecticut Chapter support the programs listed below. Each program supports one of our top priorities and provides support to someone who needs our help. Want to do a lot of good with a little of your time?
For more information on how you, your family, your friends, and your coworkers can get involved contact the Chapter - please call 860-269-6240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education and Awareness
Share important information about lupus with your local community through opportunities including:
- Health Fair Representative: Volunteers are needed to attend Health Fairs and other public events to display information, literature, and to answer questions.
- Speaker’s Bureau and Community Outreach: Volunteers are needed to contact church and community groups, distribute literature, and make presentations at meetings.
- Patient Service Programs: Offer direct assistance to people living with lupus and their families through programs like these.
- Support Groups: Volunteers are needed to lead support groups for people with lupus and their family members.
- Phone Buddies: Sometimes the best thing for a person living with lupus is having a supportive person to listen to their concerns. Volunteers are needed to lend that supportive touch through telephone support.
- Mentors: Volunteers are needed to provide the knowledge that someone else has lived through a new diagnosis of lupus. Mentors can provide that knowledge through telephone and email.
Make your voice heard today. Tell your lawmakers why increased lupus research and education funding is important to you.
Both local and capital office contact information for all CT legislators both can easily be found online at http://www.cga.ct.gov/maps/Townlist.asp. By clicking on a district number under your town, you will be able to look at maps of the area that will help determine your specific district. Clicking on a district on the map will bring you to a contact page for the legislator representing that district. You can also click on Locate your Representative by Address.
Fundraising Community Events (Get involved with chapter events in your community) Committees
Walk for Lupus Now™: Volunteers are needed to plan and to hold Walks for Lupus Now in communities in our chapter. The Walk for Lupus Now is the signature fundraising event for the LFA. Our chapter receives vital support from this event. Be a part of the fun and fellowship during this great event!
Provide assistance in our chapter office by offering help with mailings, data entry, or other administrative duties. There are a variety of organizational, clerical, and administrative tasks that we need volunteers to help us with. We are located at 270 FARMINGTON AVENUE, SUITE 218, FARMINGTON, CT 06032 and would love your help. Please let us know in advance if you are planning to come in to the office so we can be properly prepared. Contact us at 860-269-6240 to schedule a time to come in.
Participate in growing our chapter and expanding our services through our many committees. Committees are the heart of our chapter. Volunteers on committees help to plan and provide for all the programs and services that the chapter has to offer. Our committees include:
- Patient Education and Services
- Volunteer Services
The Connecticut Chapter is looking for qualified full or part time college students to intern. Internships are available in a variety of fields (see job descriptions below). These in-office positions are unpaid, but the experience will be invaluable! Academic credit may be available depending on your school's requirements.
Job Descriptions for Internships:
- Public Relations/Communications Intern
- Donor Development Intern
- Walk for Lupus Now™ Intern
- Special Events Intern
Required Skills for all internships (specific skills per position are listed in each position description):
- Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
- Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work independently
- Very organized with good attention to detail
- Available for a minimum of 8 weeks, preferably longer. Hours are negotiable, but typically a minimum of at least 2 days and 15 hours a week is required.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter indicating which position they are interested in, and their resume to:
LFA, Connecticut Chapter
270 FARMINGTON AVENUE
FARMINGTON, CT 06032
For more information, please contact 860-269-6240 or email@example.com.