Puget Sound Volunteer Opportunities

volunteers holding inspiration signs and cheering at Heart and Stroke Walk finish line

We need volunteers to help with various events, programs and projects around the Puget Sound and beyond.  For volunteer inquiries, email us at puget.sound@heart.org. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities In the Community

CPR and BP Demo Opportunity

Are you well versed in blood pressure measurement or CPR? We are looking for volunteers with clinical expertise who would be interested in conducting blood pressure and CPR demos for construction workers at their jobsites. Our Hard Hats with Heart (HHWH) initiative is focused on improving the health of construction workers who are disproportionately affected by heart disease and stroke. One of the ways we hope to engage participating companies is by providing 15 minute BP or CPR demos, using automatic BP machines or Hands-Only CPR, at worksites to educate on risk factors and encourage regular monitoring and lifestyle improvements.

Interested? Please email emily.torres@heart.org for more information and to be alerted about upcoming demos.

Hard Hats with Heart Celebration Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to attend the Hard Hats with Heart celebration to kick off an exciting initiative focused on improving the health of construction workers who are disproportionately affected by heart disease and stroke. This program engages industry employees by demonstrating how to measure blood pressure and perform Hands-Only CPR, educates on risk factors and encourages lifestyle improvements.

Event details: Thursday, May 5, 2022, Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101, 6:30PM-9:30PM, volunteer shifts begin at 5:30PM.

Email Emily.Torres@heart.org for more info and to sign up. Please include your hours of availability and role preference from the opportunities below.

Opportunities include:

  • Registration (outside in front of venue)
  • Open Your Heart donation spotters and runners
  • Event flow assistance
  • Set up and tear down
  • Virtual opportunities may be available upon request

For more information, including updated guidance around COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit our event website: event.gives/pugetsoundhardhats

If you require any accessibility accommodations, please let us know and we are happy to adapt to fit needs/preferences.

Register or Volunteer: Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk 2022

Physical and emotional health have never been more important than they are now! Registering for the Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk is a great way to boost them both - all while making an impact in your community by raising funds for science that helps us live longer, be healthier and make more moments possible. Register to walk and ask your friends and family to join your team to get your hearts pumping together! Interested in volunteering at the walk? Email emily.torres@heart.org and carla.gochicoa@heart.org for more information.

Ready to move more today? Check out this toolkit for tips and tricks to add more exercise in your day, including a four-week plan to commit to small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

Virtual Volunteerism Opportunities

Nurse Appreciation Week | May 6-12

The American Heart Association invites volunteers to help us show up for nurses during Nurse Appreciation Week! Companies can activate using the Gratitude Volunteer Activity toolkit that includes step-by-step guidance to help volunteers create unique thank-you cards for nurses to deliver to local hospitals and nursing homes. Little things like “thank-you’s” can go a long way in helping support and improve mental well-being for both the people showing gratitude as well as for those being thanked. What a great opportunity to help us celebrate, acknowledge and support these healthcare professionals!

Become A Campaign Ambassador

Are looking for an opportunity for deeper involvement with the American Heart Association? Do you have a personal connection to our mission through your family, career or maybe you are a survivor yourself? Wherever your passion comes from, being a campaign ambassador allows you to join a network of caregivers, providers and survivors all united by a common goal, to empower everyone in our community with the information and resources they need to live long, heart-healthy lives. As a campaign ambassador, you will share your personal story as well as information and assets we provide about important issues in our community to encourage others to take positive action for their health. By engaging in various campaign activities through community programs, events, fundraising, media activities and social media, you can leverage your powerful voice to raise heart health awareness and advocate for change. For more information about this impactful opportunity, email emily.torres@heart.org

Join Our You're the Cure Network of Advocates

Whether it is our own health that is impacted or the lives of family members, friends or co-workers, there is a lot at stake when it comes to fighting heart disease and stroke. We all have the power to make a difference by speaking out for policies that help build healthier communities and healthier lives. By joining You’re the Cure, our online advocacy community, volunteers can begin taking actions to change communities and lives immediately. Our action center makes it easy to connect with local representatives to help inform legislative and regulatory policies locally and nationally. Visit yourethecure.org to register and visit the Action Center to learn about current priorities.

Be A Social Media Ambassador

Help us amplify our social media content authentically and with a variety of audiences. We need volunteers who are active on social media to share important information and inspire others to engage with our mission. By joining us in our social media efforts, we can engage with more people and ultimately save more lives! Remember, you are powerful – sharing content through your personal network can influence friends, family and even strangers to make healthier decisions. You can help us by following our accounts, engaging with our content or taking part in social media challenges. Interested in getting involved? Email puget.sound@heart.org to express your interest and follow @AmericanHeartWA on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Help Save Lives with CPR

Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. About 90 percent ofx people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance In as little as two minutes, volunteers can learn updated techniques for administering Hands-Only CPR to help save a life. Then, by simply sharing the video with your networks, you can help increase the rate of everyday citizens who know CPR. In addition to watching the video, be sure to check out and share the additional information provided by the AHA on how to perform Hands-Only CPR during COVID-19.

Participate in Lifesaving Research

Heart disease takes the life of 1 in 3 women. Participating in research could help change that. Historically, clinical studies have not adequately included women or analyzed women-specific heart health data, yet that is the best way to improve care and prevent heart disease altogether. You can help unlock the power of science to find new ways to treat, beat and prevent heart disease in women through Research Goes Red. Choose to contribute through clinical research, surveys, focus groups and more to help improve health for all.

Become a Power Ambassador for Your Congregation

The American Heart Association and WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) are committed to ensuring equitable health for all people. We are on a mission to support the ongoing health journeys of African American women and their faith-based communities, and are looking for Power Ambassadors willing to rally their church groups together virtually once a week to view online health lessons. Group attendees will take a quick online quiz after each health lesson, and Power Ambassadors will help attendees take charge of their health.

Review Translated Documents for Diverse Communities

We are working to translate vital documents for many audiences. Volunteers who understand our mission and our emphasis on scientific accuracy and cultural sensitivity can help review professionally translated documents to help us quickly get this information to those who need it most. Those who are fluent in the following languages and who have experience in translating written documents are needed to assist: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Mandarin, Hmong, and Korean. Qualified volunteers should contact us at translations@heart.org.

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