Take Action and Get Involved Today!
“My involvement with AFTD has been a very important part of my life. It helped me to heal as I contributed what I could to help others.” — Louise O’Connor, former AFTD Board Member
You can join a network of volunteers in the US and Canada making a positive impact in the world of FTD. AFTD needs the time and talents of volunteers everywhere to help bring FTD to the forefront.
Some of our current 2013 volunteer opportunities include:
Facility Outreach Volunteer: conduct outreach visits to residential facilities to provide FTD information and AFTD resources
Food for Thought Host: plan and organize a fundraiser involving food for October 2013
Food for Thought Liaison: primary support person to volunteers/hosts who are planning and organizing a Food for Thought event for October 2013
Fundraising Volunteer: plan and organize a fundraising activity (for example a 5K race)
- Foreign Language Translator: translate AFTD documents from English to Spanish or French
- AFTD Telephone Support Group Facilitator: additional leaders are needed in Mountain and Pacific time zones requires experience in FTD and group facilitation
Together, we will explore these and other projects to determine what best suits your skills, preferences and availability. You will be provided with guidance and support to ensure that you have a satisfying and rewarding experience that will meet your individual goals and also make a positive impact on behalf of AFTD.
If you are ready to take action and learn more about how you can help make a difference, please take a moment to complete the following volunteer information form.
Electronic Volunteer Form (to be completed electronically and emailed to Kerri Barthel – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Downloadable Volunteer Form (to be downloaded, completed manually and mailed to Kerri at AFTD’s address below)
Send your completed application to the postal address below or email it to email@example.com and we’ll be in touch soon!
Radnor Station Building #2
290 King of Prussia Rd., Suite 320
Radnor, PA 19087
Give a Hand for the Helping Hands
Angela Kimble: AFTD Volunteer
AFTD volunteers are a special group of people, and we appreciate everyone who has taken action and become involved. A passionate, flexible and committed volunteer since 2009, Angela Kimble recognizes the significant role she plays as an AFTD representative in her Houston community. And she’s made a huge impression among many.
“Angela is always willing to take on new projects quietly behind the scenes,” said Susan Eissler, AFTD board member and south central regional coordinator. “She is doing a lot for AFTD and the FTD community in Houston.”Angela discovered AFTD after her mother’s FTD diagnosis began to progress rapidly. She was in search of support and others who could relate to her circumstances and understand. Angela was surprised to learn that although she was living in the 4th largest city in the country, there was not an FTD support group in her area. After her mother was placed in a facility and stabilized, Angela had the emotional strength to start a support group, which will be three years running in April, alongside her co-facilitator, Chris.
Angela also played a vital role participating in the development and implementation of AFTD’s new outreach initiative to bring awareness to facilities. She helped establish the process and develop the volunteer tools, and she was also one of the first volunteers to initiate facility visits. Angela works tirelessly towards establishing and maintaining professional relationships on behalf of AFTD. She is already beginning to plan for her next project, which will be an AFTD fundraiser in the fall.
By getting involved, Angela feels empowered. When her mom was facing so many challenging symptoms, Angela felt like she had no control over the situation. However, by volunteering she feels she has found some solid ground to stand on. She gets excited and motivated by initiating new AFTD projects and educating people about FTD. Through her participation as a volunteer, she is hoping to make a difference for her future and for that of her children.
For anyone interested in becoming a volunteer, Angela stresses the importance of being in the right place emotionally, thinking it through before getting involved and making sure the right supports are in place. AFTD is grateful for Angela’s dedication and passion. She has impacted the lives of many. Thank you, Angela!