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Volunteer Opportunities


American Diabetes Association

Point of Contact: Lawrence Lambert, 757-424-6662 ext. 3277, llambert@diabetes.org

Website: www.diabetes.org/Norfolk

Live Empowered Committee Member, duties include: participating in monthly meetings/conference calls and in annual ADA programs such as Project Power, Diabetes Care Day, and to support other ADA special events, i.e. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Tour de Cure, etc.

American Diabetes Association

Point of Contact: Lawrence Lambert, 757-424-6662 ext. 3277, llambert@diabetes.org

Alternate Point of Contact: Hee Jea Yang, 757-424-6662 ext.3283, hjeayang@diabetes.org

Website: www.diabetes.org/Norfolk

Program Ambassadors: Volunteers who represent and advocate specific community programs such as the Live Empowered African American program or youth programs and also attend health fairs in local communities. Ambassadors are required to participate in 1.5 hours of ADA/Diabetes 101 training.

American Diabetes Association

Point of Contact: Hee Jea Yang, 757-424-6662 ext.3283, hjeayang@diabetes.org

Website: www.diabetes.org/Norfolk

Speakers Bureau Members: Members make community presentations about diabetes. Preferably have medical/educational background. Members are required to participate in 1.5 hours of ADA/Diabetes 101 training.

American Diabetes Association

Point of Contact: Hee Jea Yang, 757-424-6662 ext.3283, hjeayang@diabetes.org

Website: www.diabetes.org/Norfolk

Clerical assistant/data entry volunteer. Main duties include various office functions which include data entry, working in Excel, making copies and preparing event materials.

Children's Health Investment Program of Chesapeake and Portsmouth (CHIP)

Point of Contact: Meredith Martin, mmartin@chiphf.org

Website: www.chiphf.org

FIRST STEPS Volunteers Needed to Help New Parents! Having a new baby in the house can be both a joy and a challenge. Through phone calls and educational mailings, the First Steps program provides support and information about parenting and child development to parents of newborns for the first three months of baby’s life and helps them connect to community resources when needed. Volunteers are needed to assist in making phone calls. Volunteers may work from the comfort of their home or come into the CHIP office located at 1302 Jefferson Street, South Norfolk.

Adults with knowledge of developmental milestones in infants who are friendly, mature, responsible, and able to maintain confidentiality. Required training will be provided by CHIP staff.

Mea'Alofa Autism Support Center

Point of Contact: Michele Rivett, 757-465-3933

Grant Writer is needed to assist this growing nonprofit organization devoted to helping children with autism. Duties include: Gather information about the program and acquire a sound understanding of the organization. Prepare grant applications/packages. Research prospects and analyze them to identify funding sources; compile, write and edit persuasive proposals and follow grant-making guidelines. Review the budget of a program for which funding is sought. Make recommendations to present it to grant-making organizations. Keep in contact with grant making organizations and track foundations/ grants to supply additional supportive material as needed. Prepare an annual grant application schedule and prepare and submit program reports.

The preferred candidate must possess excellent writing/grammar skills, and be able to create effective partnerships in both the profit and nonprofit sectors. Applicants must possess effective and persuasive communication skills to be successful in this position. Must have a degree in Communications, Marketing, nonprofit Management or related field and a minimum of 2 years proven proposal writing is preferred; relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.