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 Melissa Bonardi 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 Erika Carter at email@example.com to discuss becoming involved.
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 Danielle Cymber at firstname.lastname@example.org