Ways to Volunteer

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

Fundraising Events
Fundraising Events

Join a committee, create a team, or lead a group of passionate people and build an event that welcomes arthritis warriors and showcases the life-changing resources of the Arthritis Foundation.

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Community Leadership
Community Leadership

Leadership volunteers offer their time, talents, and expertise in a variety of areas to ensure that the Arthritis Foundation reaches its annual mission and fundraising goals for the local market area

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Online Moderator
Online Moderator

The Live Yes! Online Community connects people 24/7. Moderators are key to community success. Volunteer to be a moderator today.

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Connect Group Facilitator
Connect Group Facilitator

Start a Live Yes! Connect group with a genuine desire to make a difference for people in your community. Our peer-led, volunteers bring people together for informative events and activities.

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Advocacy
Advocacy

Help improve the lives of people living with arthritis by becoming a member of the Arthritis grassroots advocacy network. Join other volunteers who are taking part in the democratic process.

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Juvenile Arthritis
Juvenile Arthritis

Our Juvenile Arthritis program includes volunteer opportunities at local camps, national JA conferences, and JA support groups for parents. Provide a safe space for JA kids and support parents.

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Champion of Yes

Together We Are the Champion of Yes

Being bold and brave in the face of challenges is what being a Champion of Yes is all about.

Volunteering with the Arthritis Foundation, you have the opportunity to make a difference. Helping people live better lives, be more self-confident, become who they are. Being a volunteer helps keep that engine going — for kids, for families and people of all ages.

Aaron Breitenbach, Arthritis Foundation Volunteer, Wichita, KS

Your Local Opportunities

To learn more about what opportunities are available for you, please connect with your nearest Arthritis Foundation office.

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See Our Impact

The Arthritis Foundation is expanding community connections, convening the brightest minds in science and addressing the greatest needs of people with arthritis.

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Share Our Story

In 20 seconds, make your case for why the Arthritis Foundation. What do you say? There is an easy three-part equation setting up your "pitch."

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Sign Up to Volunteer

Say Yes! to volunteering! We look forward to matching you to a volunteer role that uses your strengths and passion for finding a cure for arthritis.

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  • Donate

    Donate

    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer

    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner

    Partner

    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.

Donate


Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, and more.

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.
 

Volunteer


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.


More About Volunteering

Live Yes! INSIGHTS


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Partner


Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.