What is an Arthritis Ambassador?
Arthritis Ambassadors are volunteers committed to taking part in the democratic process and serve as liaisons between the Arthritis Foundation and their Congressional District’s Representative. Each Ambassador’s efforts are crucial to the success of the Arthritis Foundation.
Ambassadors are asked to work with the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy and Access staff on special activities to advance the Foundation's advocacy efforts and to share their story with important decision makers. There is an Ambassador Briefing every other month to:
- Update Ambassadors on the latest advocacy news
- Present special guest speakers
- And work on activities that will further Arthritis Foundation advocacy at the state and federal levels
Learn More About Our Ambassador Program
Arthritis Ambassadors serve as a pivotal links to Members of Congress. Join us today and help make arthritis history!
Read frequently-asked questions about becoming an Arthritis Ambassador, including questions about time commitments, assignments, training and more.
Read our detailed formal role description of an Arthritis Ambassador before signing up for this position. You'll learn what to expect and what skill sets you should have!
Read about upcoming briefing dates, watch webinars and learn about upcoming activities to participate in.
This new and exciting program gives teens 13-17 the opportunity to represent the estimated 300,000 kids in the U.S. who have arthritis and raise awareness by sharing their personal arthritis story.
Platinum Ambassadors are our top-line Ambassadors who complete extra activities and raise funds to support our mission to conquer and cure arthritis.
The 2018 Platinum Ambassador Assembly will take place in Washington, DC on March 12-13. In place of a traditional Advocacy Summit, this NEW event will feature specialized and advanced trainings for a small cohort of our top grassroots volunteers, our Platinum Ambassadors!
All Ambassadors must report in their assignment activity to help us monitor and track our progress. Log in to our Reporting Center!
Read previous issues of our Ambassador Newsletter to see past policy news and advocacy information.
Missed an Ambassador briefing? View our past briefings and activities from previous months to get caught up!