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Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
The ALS Association helps patients and families cope with the daytoday challenges of living with ALS by providing information, resources, and referrals to many sources, including a wide variety of community services.
Our network of chapters provides patient and family support in communities across the country. To better serve people with ALS and their families, The Association is currently working with its network of free-standing support groups to expand the number of chapters nationwide.
The Association’s national signature fundraising event, Walk to Defeat ALS, is held in numerous cities in the fall and spring across the nation by The Association’s nationwide network of chapters. Since the debut of the Walk in 2000, the event has raised more than $100 million. More than 100,000 people with ALS, their friends, families, and the corporate community come together in support of this nationwide effort.
Each month, The Association’s National Office serves more than 1,200 ALS patients and their families. Our chapters nationwide collectively serve thousands more.
Our nationwide network of ALS Association Certified Centers of Excellence SM provide state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life. To become certified as one of these centers of excellence, an ALS clinic must achieve national prominence, meet rigorous clinical care standards, and pass a comprehensive site inspection.
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