Puget Sound Volunteer Opportunities

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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!

Virtual Volunteerism Options

Be a key contributor to our Online Support Network for CHD Caregivers. We are looking for parents and caregivers of children with congenital heart conditions to share their experiences and stories, as well as provide encouragement within our Online Support Network.  Specifically, volunteers will be active in our newly-formed CHD Caregivers forum for Western WA(link opens in new window). Help us grow our conversations, create new discussions and help CHD families/caregivers connect with each other. If you are interested in helping us, please email puget.sound@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 H(link opens in new window)ands-Only CPR to help save a life(link opens in new window). 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(link opens in new window).

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.