It All Begins With You

It All Begins With You!

Volunteers play a vital role in our efforts to accomplish our mission. Most likely you yourself have arthritis or someone you know does. By volunteering with us you will be helping the over 50 million Americans with arthritis and related diseases live fuller, healthier, more active lives.

Here are some examples of how you can help:

  • Join the planning committee for a special event.
  • Volunteer to help the day of a special event.
  • Volunteer as an Arthritis Foundation representative at a local health fair.
  • Work at our office helping with daily administrative tasks.

Please contact Amber Wolfe at to find out about specific volunteer opportunities and learn how you can make a difference in our community.

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.


Unpaid internships are available in the development and communication departments. Junior and senior level college students are welcome to apply for semester internships for college credit. Interns receive detailed training in the field, and a strong professional experience at add to their resume. Interns are treated as a part of the staff team -- no filing, no envelope stuffing. Schedules are flexible to meet the needs of students and volunteers.

Development Department Intern

Assist development staff in all aspects of special events planning: logistics, sponsorships, volunteer management, promotion and more.  The ideal candidate is detail oriented, enthusiastic and looking for a professional experience in special events planning within the non-profit sector.

Email Sharon Tatom Garcia at or call (312) 372-2080(312) 372-2080 x 24.

Communication Department

Assist with media relations: write and send press releases, write radio and television PSA's, manage PSA's, manage media list, pitch stories and manage media follow up. This is the perfect opportunity for students with PR or Communication degree programs. The ideal candidate has taken introductory PR course work and has written a press release in class.

Email Sharon Tatom Garcia at or call (312) 372-2080(312) 372-2080 x 30. You will be asked to submit a resume and press release sample.