Our history of volunteerism runs deep
JDRF was started by volunteers committed to creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) for their children—and everyone else affected by the disease. Without their vision, it would have been impossible to grow into the organization we are today—or to devote so much time and money to funding T1D research. We celebrate the power of everyone to make a profound impact with their time and talents. That’s why we ensure our volunteers are best placed, trained, recognized and supported at every level. As a JDRF volunteer, you’ll join a tight-knit—but far-reaching—community that truly cares about finding a cure for everyone affected by this devastating disease. Your service will directly impact our ability to fund T1D research.
the future for people with T1D
valuable skills and experience
a unique part in achieving our mission
new friends who share your interests
How You Can Help
When it comes to volunteering, the options really are endless. Check out the list below to discover the best way to contribute. Think about your personal goals, interests and strengths—and don’t be afraid to get creative and come up with your own unique ways to contribute.
Volunteer at a Chapter
From office support to event planning, your talents can make a huge difference for your local JDRF chapter.
Work an Event
Whether you register guests at a gala, pass out t-shirts at JDRF One Walk® or set up a silent auction, you’ll meet great people and play a part in our mission.
Donate Your Leadership
By serving on a JDRF committee—whether it’s auction procurement, sponsorship, logistics or planning—you’ll partner with JDRF employees to facilitate events that raise millions for T1D research.
From the Online Diabetes Support Team (ODST) to family mentoring programs and community health fairs—volunteer to offer your personal support, insight and experience to individuals and families who are new to T1D.