Get Involved

Giving Opportunities


Would you like to invest your time and talents in an organization that is helping those affected by lupus?  Then we have a place for you. The LFA, Indiana Chapter needs volunteer assistance in reaching lupus patients across the state and educating them about lupus and our organization. Based on 2010 census information, it's estimated that 36,000 of Indiana’s residents have lupus, so we have a lot of work to do.

Our Chapter couldn't function without the support of our wonderful volunteers! We hope you'll consider joining us.

Phyllis Simko Volunteer of the Year Award

Phyllis Simko is the founding member of  the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter..  She  started the foundation over 30 years ago and served as its President and CEO until her retirement in 2010. In honor of Phyllis and all of the amazing volunteers who give of their time in so many different ways, we hope you'll join us in celebrating our volunteers. 

Phyllis Simko Volunteer of the Year Award Winners and Volunteer Hall of Fame

How can you help?

  • Serve on a committee to help plan events such as Walk to End Lupus Now and A Tasteful Affair (Indianapolis)  or an event in northwestern Indiana - or be an "event day" volunteer.
  • Become a Support Group Meeting Facilitator.  Facilitator Role Description (We are currently in need of co-facilitators in  Evansville, Kokomo, and northwestern Indiana. Please contact Debbie Campbell at for additional information.) Meet Our Current Facilitators
  • Make Your Mark™ is the Lupus Foundation of America's community fundraising program. It gives everyone a chance to get involved in supporting the fight against lupus. The Make Your Mark™ program will help you to create a unique event —so that you can make your mark in solving the cruel mystery of lupus. Learn more
  • Distribute LFA provided materials to medical professionals and medical centers in your community about lupus and the Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter.
  • Distribute LFA provided materials about lupus to libraries in your hometown.
  • Notify the LFA, Indiana Chapter of dates and locations of upcoming health fairs in your community.
  • Volunteer to represent the chapter at local health fairs.
  • Office help. 
  • Take photos at events.
  • Submit short articles about LFA activities and lupus to your company newsletter or church bulletin.
  • Share your story for our 'Like You' series.
  • Participate in clinical trials
  • Register for Research.forME™ Lupus Registry
  • Consider becoming a candidate for our volunteer Board of Directors.  If interested, call our office at 317.225.4400 or 800.948.8806 for more details.

Contact Your Local Elected Officials About Issues Important to People with Lupus

We need your help in keeping in touch with your elected officials to remind them about issues important to people with lupus. Find our latest letters and write to Congress at Together we can make our voices heard and make a difference!


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