Volunteering with ANA
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If you are considering volunteering, thank you! We encourage you to read these three steps to help you maximize the experience for both you and ANA.
Our nationwide volunteer network is dedicated to serving the AN community by increasing ANA's outreach and impact in several meaningful ways. If your are interested in joining our volunteer network, you can choose from a variety of programs and activities listed below that match your interests, skills and availability.
ANA Support Groups are led by volunteers and are people just like you.
ANA Support Group volunteers serve as Leaders or Co-Leaders, scheduling and coordinating Support Group meetings in their local communities. The meetings provide opportunities to learn about acoustic neuroma topics of interest through educational presentations and guest speakers as well as offering supportive time for caring, sharing and networking with attendees.
Volunteer with one of our many existing Support Groups today! Click on our locator map to find a Support Group in your area. If there is not a Support Group in your area, please consider starting one now.
ANetwork, Peer Support Program
ANetwork volunteers are valuable resources that provide a one-on-one personal connection for support and encouragement via phone and email contact.
The ANetwork Program provides access to a variety of acoustic neuroma patients from across the U.S. and covers all treatment types, various tumor sizes as well as caregivers/family members of acoustic neuroma patients.
The participants in the ANetwork Program volunteer their time to share their own personal AN experience in an effort to increase awareness and educate patients about AN diagnosis and treatment, as well as provide encouragement and support. This helps in reducing the isolation and loneliness that many acoustic neuroma patients feel.
Community Connections Program
Community Connections provides informal meeting opportunities with local acoustic neuroma patients in a variety of areas across the U.S. Enjoy casual networking time with other acoustic neuroma patients and find encouragement and support through shared experiences.
Team ANA, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program
TEAM ANA members are acoustic neuroma fundraising volunteers raising funds and increasing awareness and education of acoustic neuroma while challenging themselves and encouraging others to set and reach meaningful personal goals.
Do you like to run? Maybe walking is your thing. Do you like to entertain? Consider hosting a house party? The possibilities are limitless. Be a part of TEAM ANA and give your passion a purpose!
Fundraising feels good and it is a great way to give back to those who have helped you. ANA depends on supporters such as you to raise awareness and funds to enhance current educational and support services and to establish future programming for those not yet diagnosed.
Share Your Story
Storytelling volunteers provide a unique type of support. Finding common personal experiences is so important to others that may be searching for a story that resembles their own. Anyone affected by acoustic neuroma has a story to tell. It’s essential to speak up – your story could be invaluable to someone. It’s also an important way you can make a difference, raise awareness and help ANA share the many voices that represent the AN community.