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Become an Online Support Group Leader for the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA)!

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ORGANIZATION: Spondylitis Association of America

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested

SAA’s volunteer support group leaders share a common goal of bringing the community together. They strive to provide support, education, encouragement and co-create with group members dynamic, supportive, and informative meetings. Although helpful if the support group leader is living with the disease, it is by no means a requirement.

SKILLS AND TRAITS OF AN EFFECTIVE SUPPORT GROUP LEADER
* Time
* Energy
* Organizational Skills
* Continuing Commitment
* Ability to Work with Others
* Compassion for Others
BENEFITS OF BEING A SUPPORT GROUP LEADER
* A sense of helping others
* Getting support for yourself from the group
* Information and education exchange
* Added circle of friends
* Personal growth

Since our founding in 1983, the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) has been the face, voice, and leading national nonprofit organization educating, empowering, and advocating for people living with spondyloarthritis. Through our extensive work with patients, the medical community, and partners we provide information and resources to help people impacted by the disease live better lives and champion research to find a cure.

More opportunities with Spondylitis Association of America

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Spondylitis Association of America

Location:

16430 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300, Encino, CA 91436, US

Mission Statement

The mission of SAA is to to be a leader in the quest to cure ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live their lives to the fullest.

Description

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a form of spinal arthritis which generally attacks young people in the prime of life and which can cause permanent disability in severe cases. Founded in 1983 by a group of spondylitis patients, SAA is a nonprofit volunteer health organization serving the nearly three million people who suffer from SpA.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Women
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Group Facilitation
  • Healthcare
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six meetings a year. Each meeting lasts up to 90 minutes.
  • Organization onboarding and support leader training.

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