Volunteering with JDRF Changes Lives

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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.”

My name is Balsam Hamid and I have been a part of the JDRF Family for over 5 years, including two years serving on the JDRF Denver One Walk Volunteer Committee. I joined JDRF after a child who attended my preschool (I’m an educator) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This child and his family opened the door for me to learn more about type 1 diabetes and motivated me to be part of a team to find a cure. Over time I realized I wanted to not only raise funds, but also become a volunteer. The choice to be a volunteer was amazing and rewarding.  I love watching my fellow volunteers work together to make the Walk Day celebration possible! It is amazing to see the volunteers come together to create a special day for families and friends to come out and walk … towards a cure. Watching loved ones enjoy the beautiful Walk day reminds me that my decision to be a volunteer for the walk was worth it.

JDRF is a volunteer-driven organization and leadership is critical in developing and managing the largest T1D events in the Rocky Mountains. Interested in volunteering for JDRF? Your next opportunity is to serve is at the Colorado Springs JDRF One Walk October 12! Sign up today to be a volunteer.