Volunteers are always needed at the OI Foundation. You can volunteer your time and abilities in a number of different ways. If you are interested in joining the growing network of volunteers who are working with the Foundation, please contact the Foundation offices. Here is a partial list of OI Foundation volunteer activities and opportunities:
Local Support Network Group Leader - A local network group is a group of people affected by OI who gather periodically in their own community to enjoy each other’s company, share information and encourage each other. This format allows people to create a caring community of support and to learn from each other. Each group will have a leader or a team of co-leaders who will organize the meetings, develop a local contact list and keep in touch with the OI Foundation.
Fundraising Volunteer - You can raise much needed funds for the OI Foundation by hosting a dinner, golf tournament, garage sale or other community-wide event. You can also plan an event in your own hometown. If you’re interested in helping the OI Foundation raise funds or participating in one of our special fundraising events, contact Alisha Matlock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Contributor - If you have an interesting story to tell about life with OI, or an area of expertise that relates to life with OI and you like to write, consider becoming a contributing writer to Breakthrough. You may contact Mary Beth Huber at email@example.com to discuss becoming involved.
Chat Room Monitor - Keep with OI issues by monitoring the weekly OI chat room on Sundays from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST Monitors keep the dialogue focused on a topic, encourage the sharing of information and resources and provide support to people with OI and their families. This volunteer job requires access to a computer and the Internet plus some experience with chat rooms as well as knowledge about osteogenesis imperfecta and the work of the OI Foundation. For more information on this opportunity please contact Erika Ruebensaal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workplace Giving Volunteer - Represent the OI Foundation at Combined Federal Campaign events at your place of work if you are a federal employee, or in your hometown during the fall of each year. Each event requires setting up a tabletop display, distributing literature and answering questions. For more information on this opportunity please contact Stuart Tart at email@example.com
The OI Foundation also encourages its most active volunteers to consider becoming a member of the national Board of Directors. If you would like more information on the process of becoming a member of the Board of Directors please contact Tracy Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org