Volunteer for JDRF

JDRF is truly a volunteer driven organization, and we could not achieve our goals without you. There are plenty of ways to get involved. The opportunities below may change based on our events calendar so check back for more opportunities.

Volunteer for the 11th Annual Celebrity Gala

On February 7, 2015 JDRF will fill the ballroom at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel with hundreds of people dedicated to finding a cure for T1D. This magical evening is black-tie optional and includes a live and silent auction, raffle, prizes and more for our guests. We cannot make this event happen without a team of volunteers who help with everything from set up and take down, to running registration, organizing bid sheets and delivering prizes. It’s a fun filled night for everyone involved!

Be an Office Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to help in the office. Typical projects include mailings, data entry, phone calls and event prep. If you are interested in helping out at the office let us know.

Volunteer in the Office

Leadership Positions

When we say that JDRF is volunteer driven we really mean it! Below are several leadership positions that we are looking to fill. If you are interested in a position or would like to learn more, email Julie Feest at jfeest@jdrf.org with the position title in the subject line.

Help Run the Kids Walk Program – we are looking for someone to go into elementary and middle schools across Northeast Wisconsin to run an assembly for students as part of our Kids Walk Program. This is the perfect opportunity for a retired teacher or a student pursing a degree in education. For more information email Alyssa Thiel, athiel@jdrf.org.

Join a Committee

Gala Procurement Committee – we strive to make the silent and live auctions at our Celebrity Gala one of the best around, so we are always looking for new members to join the procurement committee to help us with fresh ideas and new perspectives.

Walk Logistics Committee – we rely on a team of people to coordinate large aspects of each walk event. This includes food, entertainment, volunteers and production.

Development Committee – we are looking for a few people to join the board development committee. The committee oversees all fundraising events to ensure that they are continually growing and generating income. This includes exploring new corporate partnerships and other revenue streams.

Strategic Planning Committee – we are seeking several people to join the strategic planning committee, which helps the chapter examine areas of opportunity and assess risks in order to establish clear and measurable goals.

Nominating Committee – the nominating committee is seeking several people to help in identifying and recruiting volunteers that will add talents, strengths, diversity, balance and missing community representation to the organization.

Major & Planned Giving – we are looking for one person to partner with our Major Giving Chair to identify and culitivate major donors for JDRF. This is an opportunity to help bring significant dollars to the organization.

Public Relations Committee – we are seeking several volunteers to help gain local media attention for JDRF as well as our chapter events and promotions including Diabetes Awareness Month. This includes assisting with the chapter newsletter, public service announcements, writing press releases and general promotion.

Community Outreach Committee – we are looking for several volunteers to assist in providing support to persons with Type 1 diabetes and their families through education, promotion of chapter fundraising events, and organizing support groups. This committee is also responsible for working health fairs, and developing rapport with medical professionals and diabetes educators.

Support Group Leaders – we strive to put together networking opportunities and support groups that appeal to the type 1 community and are always looking for volunteers to help coordinate and lead some of these meetings.

Government Relations Committee – we are looking for a few people to join the Government Relations Committee. The committee meets once a month via phone conference and is responsible for recruiting advocates, scheduling meetings with our local representatives, and executing advocacy campaigns as needed.