NPAF is proud to work with every one of our volunteers. Our volunteer network is made up of thousands of dedicated, passionate people who are committed to making health care more accessible, affordable and of better quality for patients nationwide.
Even if you have only a few minutes a week, you can volunteer and effect change. NPAF will provide you with the opportunities and tools you need to ensure the patient's voice is heard by policymakers nationwide.
Patient Voice Network
The PVN is the first step in NPAF's volunteer structure, requiring a minimal time commitment. At this level, volunteers receive action alerts through NPAF's mailing list, through which they can send emails or make phone calls to legislators urging them to support patient-centric policies.
Volunteers here have access to opportunities to become more involved, such as conducting meetings in their hometown. They also will receive invitations to NPAF webinars and other events.
For volunteers who are just getting to know NPAF, or who have only limited time, joining the Patient Voice Network is an excellent way to maximize your impact and contribute to an important cause.
Click here to sign up for the Patient Voice Network.
Ready to take on more? Our President's Council members are an essential part of the NPAF volunteer structure, providing leadership in their communities, fundraising, lobbying Congress and ensuring the patient's voice is heard in state capitals.
All President's Council members work in a specialized sector, including:
- Regional Advisors (there are seven regions)
- State Leads
- Community Outreach Captains
- Congressional Captains
- Fundraising Captains
Click here for more information about the President's Council.
NPAF offers its volunteers various levels of training and opportunities for advocacy, along with scholarships for travel.
Patient Action League
NPAF provides training for volunteers through its Patient Action League. These summits, which take place in different locations each year throughout the country, provide training on lobbying, legislation and communication at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. PAL summits are currently invitation-only.
NPAF's annual educational event in Washington, DC provides training on an annual legislative theme and features a Hill Walk. Participants hear from expert speakers and experience Washington, DC as an advocate for patients nationwide.
NPAF offers its volunteers informational webinars on both state and federal issues.
For more information on our local outreach programs, check out our State Advocacy and Community Outreach brochure.