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Advance person-centered care. Support important changes in policy and legislation. By becoming a NPAF volunteer, you can help change the world.

About Volunteering

NPAF offers motivated individuals many opportunities to get involved by volunteering. Our volunteer advocacy network is made up of thousands of dedicated, passionate people committed to making high quality health care more accessible and affordable to patients living with serious illnesses.

Our volunteers are current and former patients, caregivers, health care professionals and people who care about the quality of health care in our country.

You can customize your volunteer experience to match your interests, skills and schedule. We have volunteers that have a few minutes a week and others who give many hours a month. We offer ongoing training for advocates and regular updates on key issues.

We need your experience, your voice, and your commitment.

Interested? Sign up below and we will contact you to talk about volunteering with NPAF.


Volunteer Training

Everyone who volunteers with NPAF has the opportunity to participate in training activities designed to make you a more effective advocate and educate you about important health care issues related to the NPAF mission.

These include:

  • Personalized orientation and training for new volunteers
  • The Patient Action League: Patient Action League Summits take place in different locations across the country. The Summits provide training on communications skills, legislative initiatives, advocacy and lobbying for NPAF volunteers. They are by invitation only.
  • Webinar Education Series: NPAF offers webinars on a regular basis on important topics related to advocacy and current health care issues. NPAF team members and experts in the field provide expertise and insight. You can participate in these webinars or access them online. We currently have these webinars available:
    • Building Momentum: NPAF Perspectives on Policy and Advocacy
    • Overview of Health and Patient Advocacy
    • Advocacy Principles, Responsibilities and Ethics
    • Palliative Care in Primetime–Building Better Bridges to Quality of Life

Faye Hollowell Receives Outstanding Advocate Award at Patient Congress

NPAF volunteer Faye Hollowell explains why she joined the patient advocacy movement.


Voices from the 2017 Patient Congress

Our volunteers talk about why their work with NPAF and how it has changed their lives

GerryAnn Currier

Wyvonia Woods Harris

Liz Mayes