Community support from volunteers and donors will contribute invaluable resources towards cardiovascular disease prevention and research.
We need volunteers to help in all areas including health screenings,lectures, office support, fundraising activities, community events, public promotion, advertising, internet research, writing, editing and public speaking. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us or click here to get a .pdf volunteer application and email or mail it to us.
Volunteer Opportunities and Descriptions
Walk for Life® and Community Health Fair: From assisting with walker check-in and setting up vendor booths, to marking the course and giving fair-goers blood pressure checks, there are many event day tasks to be filled at this annual fundraiser. Hundreds of walkers and fairgoers join us for a brisk 5K non-competitive walk, live entertainment, healthy food, and free health screenings beginning early morning until late afternoon. We typically need 150 volunteers to make this event a success! To stay informed and to join our WFL Volunteer Team please visit: www.WalkForLife.us.
Registration for specific volunteer opportunities will be available approximately 2 months prior to Walk for Life® annual event.
Health Fairs: Interact with the public and set up information booth and distribute hand-outs containing information about nutrition, exercise, and preventative health. You’ll help spread the word about how to prevent heart disease and stroke and its many risk factors.
Health Screenings: Practice your pre-nursing or pre-med skills by providing Cholesterol and Glucose screenings or simply give Blood Pressure and Body Fat screenings at Health Fairs scheduled at senior centers, community centers, or businesses. By helping people realize what their important numbers are you are teaching them how to be proactive about their health.
Be a Mentor: Through our outreach program, Healthy Habits, Healthy Kidssm, share your enthusiasm and experiences while encouraging young people to make the right choices regarding eating, exercise, and habits. Work with children ages 6 to 17 at various locations that provide after-school care. Show them that staying healthy is fun! You’ll help fight Childhood Obesity, a growing epidemic and risk factor of heart disease.
Walking Groups: If you enjoy walking, choose a place and time and invite others who like to walk to join you! As a volunteer for CVDF in this aspect, you will be providing a service to help encourage exercise. Contact us to become a Walk Leader and we will show you how to arrange and set your own schedule through MeetUp.com. By sharing your enjoyment of walking you will encourage others to keep moving!
Internet Research: Review articles and explore the net while discovering information on the latest medical advances, nutritional tips, preventative care, or available resources. Information will be shared on our web pages distributed at health fairs and lectures helping people stay informed.
Video Recording & Photography: Have the skills or simply the interest? Record, edit, and download to You Tube our lectures and events. Capture our staff, speakers, and volunteers in action reaching the people in our community; edit, photo shop, catalogue, and download to our web site for others to enjoy and learn from.
Social Networks: Help keep our Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace pages updated and current with pictures and information. Assist us with finding and posting information that is appealing to young people and college students. Be creative and find ways to increase our followers. Tweet everyday about what is happening here at the foundation and how our efforts are impacting the community! By using these networking tools you will help keep the conversation going and continue to raise awareness about how heart disease affects everyone.
Office Support: Tasks such as database entry, answering telephones, helping seniors at our resource center, sending emails, copying, processing mailings, organizing files, picking up supplies, etc. are all important in keeping resources accessible and maintaining an effective operation.
Graphic Design, Editing, Writing: If you are creative you may like to try designing our next Walk for Life® logo; layout and/or write our quarterly newsletter; write a press release, recreate an Evite, a brochure, flyer or poster to help promote an upcoming event.
Fundraising: Assist staff in working to bring in the funds needed to carry out our free services and programs. Share your ideas!
Marketing and Public Promotion: Help us to continue promoting cardiovascular health to communities throughout San Diego County by finding ways to effectively communicate our mission to potential donors and sponsors. Connect and network with the local community service organizations and businesses; attend community meetings; design a marketing kit and assist in presenting to potential sponsors and donors.
Volunteer Assistant: Connect with different Student Service groups from around San Diego County and help recruit them for our events. Help us build and motivate our Volunteer Team by recruiting, interviewing and training, scheduling, and assisting volunteers.
Internships are available in most areas of interest and can be customized according to requirements.