Volunteering with ANA
Support Group Program
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 offer a unique type of peer support. Finding common experiences can break down feelings of isolation and build supportive networks. Your individual story could be invaluable to someone still searching for a similar experience. It’s also an impactful way to raise awareness about acoustic neuroma and can help researchers, doctors, and donors understand the human dimension of the work they support.
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