Take Action and Get Involved Today!

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to give back a bit. AFTD has been a great oasis for me in the wake of this disease. Thank you for being a part of our world.” – Marianne Warley, AFTD volunteer

You can join a network of volunteers throughout the US 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 volunteer opportunities include:

  • Orientation Coordinator Volunteer:  provide single point of contact for volunteers needing orientation and coordinate the process.
  • Facility Outreach Volunteer: conduct outreach visits to residential facilities to provide FTD information and AFTD resources
  • AFTD Telephone Support Group Facilitator: leaders are needed in Mountain and Pacific time zones
  • Community Awareness Representative: represent AFTD at community events, health fairs, etc., by sharing AFTD materials at an information table
  • Proofreader: review, check for errors and mark corrections on AFTD materials for distribution

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 volunteer information form below and we will be in touch soon!

Electronic Volunteer Form (to be completed electronically and emailed to Kerri Barthel – [email protected])
Downloadable Volunteer Form (to be downloaded, completed manually and mailed to Kerri Barthel at AFTD’s address below)

Radnor Station Building #2
290 King of Prussia Rd., Suite 320
Radnor, PA  19087

Should you have questions or want to learn more about the volunteer program, feel free to contact your regional coordinator volunteer or Kerri Barthel, volunteer manager, at 267-514-7221 ext. 2535 / [email protected].

Thank you for your interest. It is through volunteers everywhere, that we are able to drive the mission and vision of the organization forward.

Give a Hand for the Helping Hands

AFTD Volunteer: Mary Selman

AFTD’s dedicated and passionate volunteers allow the organization to create a stronger impact across the country than otherwise would be possible.  Whether they are conducting outreach, representing the organization at a community event, fundraising, or participating in some other activity, their time and talents are greatly appreciated.

Mary Selman

Mary Selman

Mary Selman is one such volunteer.  Employed in the over-the-counter drug product industry,and with a Ph.D. in chemistry, she was able to use her technical expertise and eye for detail to serve as copy editor of AFTD’s 70-page FTD Research and Drug Development Landscape report. She then copy edited the extensive content for AFTD’s new Kids’ and Teens’ website.

Mary became a volunteer to give back for all of the blessings that she has received. She first learned of FTD when her neighbor was diagnosed.  In addition to volunteering for AFTD, she supports the organization in other ways such as taking part in the recent 5K race in King of Prussia. AFTD truly appreciates all that Mary does to support the organization and those affected by FTD.

Written by: Robert Flannery, volunteer writer for AFTD




To view past AFTD profiled volunteers, see the links below:
Brianna Sullivan
Angela Kimble
Barbara Neufeld
Mary Black