Volunteer Network

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

Mark Allshouse

Giving a Hand to Our Helping Hands!

Mark Allshouse, facilitator of AFTD’s men’s caregiver phone support group, first learned about FTD and AFTD during a graduate school internship. Since becoming an AFTD volunteer in 2013, he has also been personally affected, losing a friend to FTD. Recently, Mark shared his volunteer experience as an AFTD support group facilitator with us recently. Read the full story here.

Join a network of volunteers throughout the US that is dedicated to making a difference in the world of the frontotemporal disorders. AFTD needs the time and talents of volunteers from across the country who appreciate the challenges people with FTD, their families and healthcare professionals face, and want to bring knowledge and understanding of FTD to the forefront. As a volunteer, you will engage with a community that shares your interest and passion.

Current Opportunities 

AFTD offers an array of volunteer opportunities to support the organization through awareness, fundraising, support, advocacy, research and education. Regional coordinators work hard to match volunteers with their specific interests to ensure a fulfilling and fun experience that is also making a valuable contribution to the FTD/AFTD community. Click on the heading above to see some of our current opportunities.

Contact your Regional Coordinator

Should you have questions or want to learn more about the volunteer program, please contact your regional coordinator. AFTD’s regional coordinators volunteer as representatives of AFTD in their region, and provide guidance and support to the volunteers. You can also contact Kerri Barthel, volunteer manager, at 267-514-7221 ext. 2535 / kbarthel@theaftd.org. To obtain the contact information for your regional coordinator, click on the heading above.

Volunteer Form

If you are ready to take action to make a difference and join a growing team of volunteers, please take a moment to complete the electronic volunteer information form, email it to Kerri Barthel at kbarthel@theaftd.org and we will be in touch soon. You can also print the volunteer form, fill it in by hand and mail it to Kerri Barthel at AFTD’s address on the form.

Thank you! It is through our volunteers that we are able to drive the mission and vision of the organization forward.

Volunteer Recognition 

AFTD is grateful for the many volunteers who have given their time and talents in various capacities over the past quarter to support our mission. To see a list of our fabulous volunteers who have recently worked on behalf of AFTD, click on the heading above.

Volunteer Orientation Schedule 

Upon acceptance into AFTD’s volunteer program, your regional coordinator will review the next steps with you, which includes participating in AFTD’s volunteer orientation. You choose a date that works with your schedule. Click on the heading above to see the available dates and times.