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7/19 Golf Tournament
North Ranch Country Club
7/19 Game Day Tournament
8/7 Circle of Care Training
8/21 NinaPalooza
8/24 Walk to D'Feet ALS Kick-Off Party
10/2 Walk to D'Feet ALS
Reed Park
10/16 Walk to D'Feet ALS Bakersfield
10/23 2nd Annual Ernie Wallengren Memorial Hoopfest
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Volunteer Roles

The ALS Association, Greater Los Angeles Chapter needs you! Like any other non-profit agency, many of our services could not be provided without the generous time given by volunteers. The following is a list of current volunteer activities. Click on the activity to learn more, or scroll down through the page to learn about all of the volunteer opportunities available at the Los Angeles Chapter office.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please click on the appropriate link to submit your on-line application for that position! Thank you for your gift of time and talent!  If you are interested in any of these positions, or feel you would like to participate in some other manner, feel free to call me at our office at (818) 865-8067. Also, you can let me know your interest by sending me a completed on-line volunteer application by clicking on the appropriate link below.

With thanks,
Molly Rockey
Director of Volunteer Services

Patient Services Volunteer Opportunities

  • Equipment Loan Pool – assist in picking up and delivering medical and computer equipment for PALS (Persons with ALS) in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties. Required time is very flexible and the need is great. Especially looking for volunteers with access to a truck.
  • Pals for PALS – A home visiting program where specially trained volunteers meet with PALS in their homes for social visits. Suggested activities during visits may include: reading the newspaper, making telephone calls, writing letters, watching movies or sports, help sending e-mails. Three hour training program required, hours are flexible.
  • Simple Wishes – A one-time offer to help a PALS complete a special wish in a two to three hour time period. Some of the completed Wishes to date include: trimming and feeding rose bushes, creating a special scrapbook of a family vacation, writing love letters for PALS, cooking a special meal from a family recipe, wrapping holiday gifts, addressing holiday cards, organizing recipes, helping organize tax receipts, arrange a CD collection, rearrange old 45’s in a juke box. Requests come in sporadically and are assigned to volunteers based interests and geography. Volunteers with the ability to communicate using alphabet boards or assisted augmentative communication are preferred.
  • Apply now!


Special Event Volunteer

  • Walk to D’Feet ALS – October 2, 2004 – Reed Park in Santa Monica
    1. Join the Walk to D’Feet planning committee. Meets the second Wednesday of each month in downtown Los Angeles
    2. Help with the media campaign
    3. Volunteer to help the day of the event with registration, route safety, cheering section, refreshment tables, volunteer management, decorations, set-up and take down.
    4. Help in the Agoura Hills office with event mailings, data entry, post-event processing, team-captain correspondence.
    5. Assist volunteer coordinator with volunteer management and recruitment
    6. Recruit walking teams
  • 2004 Authentic Swing Charity Golf Tournament – North Ranch Country Club – Monday, July 19, 2004
    1. Help with silent and live auction item solicitation
    2. Assist in Agoura Hills office with mailings and event processing
    3. Help on the golf course with pre-event games, registration, set-up, breakfast and lunch
  • Apply now!


Advocacy and Public Policy Volunteers

ALS is a nonpartisan disease and every Member of Congress needs to hear from those affected by and living with the horrors of ALS. Your involvement as an ALSA Advocate will allow you the opportunity to tell your personal story and put a face on this devastating disease. Congress also often responds most positively to personal stories and requests.

You can register as an advocate with the ALS Association’s team in Washington D.C. here! By filling out the on-line ALSA Advocate form, your name will be added the ALSA’s Government Relations Database. You will receive action alerts and bulletins on advocacy activities on behalf of people with ALS

Advocacy Events

2004 National Advocacy Day/Public Policy Conference
May 15th - 18th, 2004
Washington, D.C.

Join PALS, family members, caregivers, volunteers and staff as we “head for the Hill” (Capital Hill) to educate our elected officials about the importance of stepping up the fight to conquer ALS through research, care and support. Contact the Greater Los Angeles Chapter office at (818) 865-8067 or [email protected] for more information and registration forms.

Agenda items this year include:

1. Increase federal funding for ALS specific research from the Department of Defense and NIH
2. Develop a prescription drug benefit for Medicare beneficiaries.
3. Support patients and caregivers


"Ask the Experts" Educational Symposiums Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help prepare literature and assist the day of the event for the upcoming "Ask the Experts" educational symposiums as shown below.

  • March 27, 2004 – Ask the Experts for Healthcare Professionals in Santa Monica. Need help with set up and take down, a timer to keep speakers on schedule, technology assistants, photographers, videographer.
  • May 8, 2004 – Ask the Experts – Fearless Living with ALS – II.
    Need greeters, vendor assistants, technology assistants, a timer to keep speakers on schedule, help with set up and take down. To register please click here!
  • Apply now!

Office Assistant Volunteers (Agoura Hills Office)

1. Word processing assistance
2. Special projects
3. Filing
4. Data entry
5. Phone calls, solicitations
6. Support group mailings
7. Place event notices in local newspapers
8. Write PSA’s
9. Etc., etc., etc.


ALS "Messenger" Newsletter Volunteers

The Messenger, the chapter’s quarterly newsletter, reaches a circulation of over 8,000 households. We are looking for volunteers to help by:

1. Writing event articles
2. Editing articles and proofreading
3. Taking pictures at events
4. Coming to the chapter office in Agoura Hills to help process by folding and sealing.

Volunteer Coordinator Assistant

Our Volunteer Services Department has grown! We need help in the Agoura Hills office:

1. Updating volunteer hours and assignment in the data base
2. Contacting event volunteers with assignments, maps, etc.
3. Help writing thank you notes
4. Community recruitment
5. Volunteer matching


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