Volunteering Speaks Volumes

Are you eager to make a meaningful impact and connect with a community committed to an important cause? The Cure JM Foundation welcomes passionate volunteers like you! Whether you can spare just a few moments or have more time to give, your dedication can greatly advance our mission.

Here are detailed opportunities for you to get involved, all adaptable to your schedule and with no fixed commitment:

  • Digital Media Champion: Amplify our cause and share updates across your social media platforms, harnessing the power of the digital age. Maybe you know an influencer, someone who has a podcast, or you have a huge following -reach out and share your story and mention Cure JM! Follow us on all our platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Knowledge is power!
  • Creative Fundraising: Organize engaging fundraisers within your social circle, leveraging innovative ideas to garner support. DIY is a great place to start! www.curejm.org/diyfundraising
  • Campaign Ambassador: Participate in our advocacy campaigns to educate and inform others, leveraging online platforms to spread awareness far and wide. Don’t forget to reach out to local radio and television stations to help spread the news!
  • Community Outreach: Distribute flyers and informational materials within your community, utilizing both physical and digital channels.
  • Tell Your Story: Share your personal journey and experiences with us through our storytelling platform www.curejm.org/stories-of-hope. Or share your own story. Create a reel, post a picture, or event write a blog! You could also find a podcast to go on and share your story on as well!
  • Partnership Facilitator: Make connections with businesses for potential partners and sponsors, leveraging your networking skills in the modern business landscape.
  • Virtual Support Helper: Assist with various online administrative tasks or virtual event coordination from the comfort of your own home, utilizing digital tools to streamline operations.
  • Be a Community Voice: Represent Cure JM at local community gatherings, spreading the importance of our rare disease cause.
  • Join Cure JM Events: Attend and promote Cure JM events, to meet others and broaden our impact.
  • Local Chapter Collaborator: Connect with local Chapter Family Outreach specialists and contribute to the work that helps JM kids locally.
  • Council and Advisory Board Member: Join our patient, parent, and grandparent councils, participating in online meetings and sharing valuable insights with the flexibility to engage according to your availability.
  • Remote Clerical Support: Provide crucial administrative support online or via phone, aiding in essential organizational tasks from the convenience of your home.
  • Material Distribution Coordinator: Assist in delivering informational materials to healthcare professionals for new JM patients, facilitating vital connections in the medical community. Better yet, share these resources via your own platform!
  • Peer Support Mentor: Offer guidance and support to individuals through phone or online chat platforms, utilizing provided training to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Your skills and passion can make a real difference. If you have specific talents or ideas, we’d love to hear from you! 

Please reach out to Shannon.Malloy@curejm.org to explore more opportunities. 

At Cure JM, every minute you contribute is a step towards a brighter future for those affected by juvenile myositis. Thank you for considering joining our team of dedicated volunteers – together, we can achieve so much more!

Anna Ramsey – “Doing Something About It”

Anna Ramsey has lived with juvenile myositis for most of her adolescent and adult life. Over the years Anna has been actively involved in Cure JM as a fundraiser, an advocate, and most recently the first ever patient on the Board of Directors.

Volunteer Spotlight- Kristine Alderfer

Kristine has been involved in Cure JM through volunteer roles for many years, and her involvement has become a family affair, as her daughter Katherine is a patient advocate for others with the disease.

Join Cure JM

Membership is free and we’ll connect you with a network of support, encouragement, and resources.

Cure JM supports families, patients, and the juvenile myositis research community.

Interested in DIY fundraising but need help?

We’re here to help!

To have your fundraiser matched, add “DIY Match” in the memo of your online gift or check.