Our volunteers turn passion into action

As one of the most impactful volunteer-driven organizations in the world, JDRF depends on volunteer passion to drive our mission—and talent to keep us going.

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Our history of volunteerism runs deep

JDRF was started by volunteers committed to creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) for their children—and everyone else affected by the disease. Without their vision, it would have been impossible to grow into the organization we are today—or to devote so much time and money to funding T1D research. We celebrate the power of everyone to make a profound impact with their time and talents. That’s why we ensure our volunteers are best placed, trained, recognized and supported at every level.

As a JDRF volunteer, you’ll join a tight-knit—but far-reaching—community that truly cares about finding a cure for everyone affected by this devastating disease. Your service will directly impact our ability to fund T1D research.

Why volunteer your time?


the future for people with T1D


valuable skills and experience


your professional network


a unique part in achieving our mission


new friends who share your interests


out there and have fun!

How can you help?

When it comes to volunteering, the options really are endless. Check out the list below to discover the best way to contribute. Think about your personal goals, interests and strengths—and don’t be afraid to get creative and come up with your own unique ways to contribute.

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We can’t do it without you! Fill out the form below to get started as a JDRF volunteer!