Volunteer

Join the Movement to Prevent, Treat, and Cure Liver Disease

The American Liver Foundation relies on strong volunteer partnerships to fulfill our mission. We recognize the importance of your volunteer role and the incredible impact of your time and talent. As an ALF volunteer, you’ll join a network that is dedicated to advocating for the liver community, advancing research for better treatments, and making connections that last a lifetime.

If you’re a medical professional and a member of the healthcare community, then you’ll want to sign up here to volunteer.

Why Volunteer

  • Meet people with similar interests
  • Change the future for those impacted by liver disease
  • Gain valuable skills and experience
  • Be a part of ALF’s mission to prevent, treat, and cure liver disease

Volunteer Positions

Advocacy Ambassador

Advocacy Ambassadors are committed to improving the lives of liver disease patients, caregivers, and families by advancing the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) legislative priorities and advocating for change in government policies. Advocacy Ambassadors build and maintain strong relationships with their federal legislators as well as with fellow ALF Advocates. Advocacy Ambassadors raise awareness and educate the public through participation in ALF initiatives in coordination with ALF staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Respond to action alerts and participate in advocacy initiatives such as the annual Lend Your Voice campaign
  • Maintain relationships and interact with federal legislators and their staffs throughout the year; invite them to events as appropriate
  • Request and coordinate meetings with federal legislators or staff as needed
  • Recruit ALF Advocates to attend meetings to share their story with legislators
  • Track and record summaries of legislator meetings, phone conversations, and other pertinent information upon completion of activity
  • Stay apprised of ALF legislative priorities, attend virtual legislative briefings, read monthly newsletter, participate in virtual Advocacy Ambassador team meetings
  • Participate in outreach event opportunities to educate others about ALF and encourage them to get involved, including attendance at an ALF Liver Life Walk if nearby
  • Advise ALF staff partner of local public awareness opportunities (e.g. Town Hall meetings or partner organization walks) to discuss appropriateness of ALF representation/involvement
  • Communicate regularly with your ALF staff partner; share updates, event stories, and photos as appropriate (via email or post to online community platform, Basecamp), ask questions, request resources

Qualifications

  • Willingness to maintain a broad understanding of ALF and its mission
  • Interest in and basic understanding (or willingness to learn) about the legislative process
  • Comfortable speaking in front of people
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Have access to a computer, webcam and microphone, email, internet, and phone

Time Commitment: The time commitment varies month to month depending on advocacy initiatives and priorities. Terms last two years, but may be extended.

Reports to:  National Manager of ALF Advocacy.

Training & Support: An overview of the program is provided and followed by training opportunities throughout the year. Monthly virtual meetings take place to provide updates to all Advocacy Ambassadors who also have access to ALF staff for questions and support.

Benefits

  • Make positive changes on legislation that benefits the liver community
  • Raise awareness of liver disease and liver health in your community
  • Improve skills in leadership, public speaking, networking, and communication
  • Connect with ALF staff and supporters through regular updates, training and event opportunities, and online community

Advocacy Ambassadors cannot use this title to support a legislative agenda not approved by the American Liver Foundation.

National Auction Committee

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) National Events Auction Committee takes an active role in supporting the organization’s fundraising efforts by helping ALF secure auction items valued at $250+. Committee members will assist by asking personal contacts to donate or underwrite auction items for ALF events. Examples of auction items include: tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, headphones/ear buds, gaming systems, fitness devices, signed sports memorabilia, home fitness equipment, artwork, home décor, designer fashion accessories, jewelry, vacation packages, and unique experiences.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with ALF staff and committee members to identify, build, and maintain relationships with companies and individuals committed to supporting ALF’s auction and events through the donation of items
  • Generate new and creative ways to bring in night/day-of-revenue
  • Identify, develop, and implement term-goal projects for each event
  • Secure tangible items that appeal to a variety of individuals and that can be used as stand-alone items or in a package to create a fun and exciting experience
  • Help meet/exceed the budgeted revenue goal for auction items
  • Assist with one ALF event (in-person or virtually, depending on location)
  • Attend regular meetings held via Zoom

Qualifications

  • Comfortable reaching out to corporations and/or personal contacts via phone and email
  • Experience asking for donations on behalf of a non-profit organization
  • Familiarity with mobile bidding platforms is a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams)

Time Commitment

Dedicate approximately 20 hours per quarter for 1 full calendar year; some nights and weekend hours may apply

Reports to

ALF National Manager, Events

Training & Support

Training is not required, but committee members will be provided with letters and forms to assist in

Benefits

  • Become an ALF representative in your community
  • Cultivate and create stronger relationships inside and outside of your personal and professional network
  • Opportunity to expand your professional network

Events Volunteer

From event-day volunteers to committee members to event chairs—the ALF Events team has a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in being a part of our signature events. Roles may include but are not limited to serving on a walk committee to assist with marketing, securing in-kind donations, auction items, and volunteer recruitment to helping with event day logistics such as set up/tear down, walk route management, registration, and more. Whether you’d like to lead the charge in establishing an event in your community, work as a part of planning committee, or simply help on event day, the ALF Events team wants to hear from you! Please read ALF’s COVID-19 policy before attending any event or program.

We Can’t Do It Without You

Ready to get involved? Fill out our volunteer form and an ALF team member will reach out to you.

Last updated on February 6th, 2023 at 03:35 pm

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