How You Can Help in Our Community

Updated:Jun 22,2017

Become an American Heart Association volunteer. 

As a volunteer-driven organization, the American Heart Association would not be able to accomplish its goals, fulfill its mission and make a difference in the health of our community without people like you.  There are many volunteer opportunities. Your expertise, your ideas, and your enthusiasm are needed to implement the many programs and events the American Heart Association has available.  We invite you to join us in fighting America's number one and number three killers - heart disease and stroke.

Please consider lending your talents and time to one or more of the following opportunities.
Contact your local office for more information.


Our Mission In Illinois

  • Participate in our Heart Walks, Heart Balls, Luncheons and Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart events (see event list on your area home page)
  • Volunteer for logistics committees for these events
  • Honor loved ones with a memorial or tribute donation
  • Contact neighbors in the Dear Neighbor Campaign
  • Remember us in your will

Advocate for legislative change to improve the heart health of our community

Kinow the warning signs of heart disease and stroke.
Be ready to act.  Take a class.   Learn CPR

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