Volunteer JDRF: Be The One

A special welcome video from the Department of Volunteer Engagement.

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Volunteer Opportunities

From traditional volunteering…

Help at the Office

JDRF chapters welcome office volunteers with skills in data entry, organization, graphic design, writing/editing, mailings and the million and one tasks it takes to fundraise for the cure.

Work an Event

Each year JDRF needs a virtual army of volunteers to make our events truly special and our walks a celebration of grassroots fundraising. Whether you register guests at a gala, pass out t-shirts at a walk, help set up a silent auction, or greet golfers with hats and jackets, your one day of service can help make a huge stride in our fight to cure T1D.

Serve on a Committee

Most of our “behind the scenes” work is accomplished by folks who can commit additional time and resources to organize events and walks. We need leaders to head up committees for areas such as auction procurement, sponsorship, logistics, and planning. We also form committees that work in specific areas of Marketing & Communications, Corporate Development, and Research Information Volunteers.


Outreach is a critical program at JDRF, helping to connect newly diagnosed individuals and families with support and information on life with T1D. From the Online Diabetes Support Team to family mentoring programs and community health fairs, outreach volunteers share both information and hope in our local communities.

Young Leadership Committee

The Young Leadership Committee is a group of young professionals dedicated to raising funds and awareness for JDRF with events that are dynamic, energetic, and fun. The committee hosts various fundraising, networking, and social events that attract hundreds of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40–with and without T1D.

Kids Walk

Champion a Kid’s Walk and help inspire the joy of giving and serving while raising dollars the support both JDRF and your child’s school.

To virtual volunteering…

Become an Advocate in our Government Relations Program

JDRF Advocates are individuals who are committed to keeping diabetes research at the top of the federal government’s agenda. Making phone calls, sending emails and visiting elected officials help transform the future and move us closer to a cure.

Tell Your Story

Visit our “Who’s Your Number One” site and share your personal story about how T1D has impacted your life.

To DIY (do-it-yourself) volunteer service…


Whether it is climbing Kilimanjaro, producing your own bowl-a-thon, setting up a lemonade stand, competing in your first marathon or whatever you dream up – Team JDRF pairs your passion for a cure with grass-roots fundraising and the online tools to make it a snap!.

Donate Through Your Business

As a small business owner or professional, your skills and products can make a huge impact on JDRF’s mission. You can make a gift of your printing or design services, contribute your photography skills, use your public relations firm to help get press for a chapter event, or donate a company product or service for our live and silent auctions. The list is endless!

Ready to get involved?

Sign up to volunteer today! Fill out this brief form and your local Chapter will get in touch soon.