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The Fund for Global Health

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We are a national grassroots advocacy organization that has worked with others to secure tens of millions of dollars in additional Congressional appropriations for lifesaving global health programs funded by the United States government. Currently, the Fund for Global Health and other TB advocates are asking the Biden Administration to support the House number of $469 million to be included in FY 22 for USAID’s TB account.

This is an outstanding role for volunteers interested in global health and international development, as well as those interested in grassroots advocacy to Congressional representatives! We are a welcoming team meeting virtually twice a week. Additionally, we offer Fellows the opportunity to hear from leaders in global health once a month during our national zoom meeting! Despite the virtual nature of this fellowship, our fellows have tangible, real-world impact on the Congressional appropriations process that translates into lifesaving outcomes in the most vulnerable parts of the world.

More opportunities with The Fund for Global Health

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About The Fund for Global Health

Location:

S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604, US

Mission Statement

The Fund for Global Health is a non-partisan, non-profit aid and advocacy organization, the activities of which include working with Congress on policy improvements and increased funding for selected U.S. global health and humanitarian aid programs. For more information, go to: www.fundforglobalhealth.org

Description

We are a national grassroots advocacy organization that has worked with others to secure tens of millions of dollars in additional Congressional appropriations for lifesaving global health programs funded by the United States government. Currently, the Fund for Global Health and other TB advocates are asking the Biden Administration to launch a Global Tuberculosis Initiative, including a request to Congress for $1 billion in FY 22 for USAID’s TB account.

We are seeking constituents of U.S. Senator Durbin (D) of Illinois , a member of the subcommittee that funds foreign aid, to join our work. Our Advocacy Fellows secure meetings with Congressional staff and produce virtual town halls to speak to their legislator directly.

This is an outstanding role for volunteers interested in global health and international development, as well as those interested in grassroots advocacy to Congressional representatives! We are a welcoming team meeting virtually twice a week. Additionally, we offer Fellows the opportunity to hear from leaders in global health once a month during our national zoom meeting! Despite the virtual nature of this fellowship, our fellows have tangible, real-world impact on the Congressional appropriations process that translates into lifesaving outcomes in the most vulnerable parts of the world.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60604

(41.87849,-87.62789)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • The minimum time commitment is a year with the organization. Fellows will meet with the Illinois team for two 30 minute meetings a week. Outside work will take up about 2 hours a week.

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