Honoring Volunteers and All They Do During National Volunteer Month

April 1, 2014

Throughout April, which is National Volunteer Month, millions of Americans will donate their time and talents to a multitude of worthy causes across the country. The ALS Association acknowledges the special individuals who enhance the lives of people with ALS this month and throughout the year.

The Association has received support from thousands who work with the national office and its countrywide chapter network since the organization’s inception in 1985. These dedicated men and women participate in a variety of activities, such as attending and raising funds for annual Walk to Defeat ALS® events, meeting with legislators in our nation’s capital for the National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference, and hosting activities that help The Association move closer to finding treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.       

“Volunteers play a critical role in helping The ALS Association follow its mission,” said Association President and CEO, Jane H. Gilbert. “They can provide support to families coping with the disease, sign up to be an ALS advocate and educate their representatives about various issues that impact people with ALS, or work with local chapters to teach their communities about the disease.”

Aside from informing their fellow citizens about how The Association works with families living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, people can volunteer with The Association in multiple ways. These include – yet are not limited to – performing data entry-related tasks at chapter offices and disseminating information about ALS and The Association and its services while working at community event booths.  

Individuals wanting to volunteer with The ALS Association should contact their local chapter: http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/volunteer/. Volunteer opportunities vary by chapter.

Read the press release.

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