Looking for a way to get more involved in a cause you care about? Become a volunteer with the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association! We are excited for you to show your passion to connect, care, and accelerate research for a cure for rare neuroimmune disorders. Below you can find some examples of how you can volunteer for SRNA.
Volunteer Program Common Questions
What is the volunteer time commitment?
Due to training demands, we ask for a minimum commitment of one meeting per 3 months for one year (or the equivalent of four meetings) for Support Group Leaders and a 6-month commitment for Administrative Volunteers. Make sure to check out our Volunteer Handbook for in-depth details about what it means to volunteer for SRNA.
What are the perks of volunteering?
Volunteers receive free registration to SRNA organized events such as the Rare Neuroimmune Disorders Symposium. Once certain time and/or project commitments are met, there is the opportunity to receive additional benefits in the form of SRNA-branded merchandise. The best benefit of all is the chance to be part of a community of fellow volunteers who are all passionate about SRNA and helping our community!
What is the age requirement?
18 is our age minimum, but exceptions may be made for school projects or other opportunities.
How do I apply?
Please fill out the volunteer application form. Should your background, availability, and interest meet our needs, we will be in touch about an interview. All SRNA volunteers must successfully complete a background and reference check.
I have more questions
Please email us at [email protected].
SRNA Distinguished Service Award
Our organization was volunteer-led for nearly 20 years, and volunteers are still the backbone of much of what we do. Our volunteers play an important role in how we connect and care for our members.
This tradition is what led to the creation of the SRNA Distinguished Service Award. This award is an opportunity for us to shine a light on our volunteers and recognize them for their passion. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose and create meaningful change. These tireless advocates spend hours outside of their job or away from their families; they make phone calls and answer emails from people in need; they reach out to their friends and neighbors for sponsorships and donations; and, above all else, they work to create a strong community for everyone affected by rare neuroimmune disorders.
None of our work would be possible without our volunteers