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The Joint Association to Stop Spina BifidaThe Joint Association to Stop Spina Bifida
JASSB's mission is to educate young women to the need for a minimum daily amount of folic acid (400 mcg), as well as to support the medical community in its programs of awareness of spina bifida and its prevention. Read more
JASSB's mission is to educate young women to the need for a minimum daily amount of folic acid (400 mcg), as well as to support the medical community in its programs of awareness of spina bifida and its prevention.
JASSB's mission is to educate young women to the need for a minimum daily amount of folic acid (400 mcg), as well as to support the medical community in its programs of awareness of spina bifida and its prevention. The link between spina bifida and inadequate amounts of folic acid is well established; therefore, we strongly promote the widespread use of folic acid in woman of child-bearing age. In keeping with this commitment, we have committed our fundraising dollars to affect world-wide distribution of this and other essential B vitamins. Formed in 2005 in Houston, Texas, JASSB reaches out to all citizens of the world, and will soon expand its impact in the Central and South American countries, where spina bifida is even statistically more prevalent than in other locales, with a Spanish version of the site."
I have volunteered for JASSB and various other organizations for 10 years (4 years with JASSB). I would have to say that I have always had positive experiences with the organization. So much so that I have started to help plan various events for JASSB and have become a member of the advisory committee. I volunteer as much free time as possible to JASSB and it NEVER goes unnoticed. After a decade of volunteer work I can honestly say that JASSB offers the best experience. Everyone takes the time to get to know each other and it's like a family. With JASSB you are not just a volunteer but a family member.
by Kim H. from Houston, TX
This is an awesome organization. The leaders are passionate about the cause and make every volunteer feel like a part of a team. They offer recognition where due - it's awesome when you hear back from an organization after the fact about the job well done (they don't just forget about you - even when you feel you've played a small part). Once, I even got personalized thank you card in the mail after an event. The events are as well organized as any (sometimes big events can seem hectic, but the leaders are easy to approach and make things easy for you). If you are enjoy being a team player and part of an organization that truly believes in what they support - I highly recommend joining the JASSB team - they are an amazing group and will make you feel like you are really making a difference!!!!
by Tarah C. from Houston, TX
"JASSB" is a wonderful non-profit committee who really cares about the cause that it supports and it's volunteers. They show their appreciation for us volunteers by always giving a special announcement at every event thanking us for our help and hard work, and also by sending little emails here and there giving us thanks or simply just saying "Good Job" for a great event. I will continue to be a volunteer for JASSB as long as the committee is there and needs my help =0)
by Yeoh L. from Sugar Land, TX
It is one of the worst volunteer experiences i ever had. Irresponsible and unorganized. First,they give me the wrong address and I ended up going almost 30 mins to the venue.When i got there,I asked if they needed anything, they barely care or appreciate the help. All I did was face paint for the kids. When I finished, the organizer asked me to send in my volunteer form for her to sign through email. When I did, her assistant was rude,asking me to correct all punctuation, grammar, and spelling in my email.I replied and no answer. I had to call several time. Even till this day, no answer.
Worst of all, they said they needed volunteer and I was the only one that represent my school's club there. I felt like I was just a tissue paper being thrown away after used.