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

Auburn Farmers Market Food Insecurity Screening

Consistent access to nutritious food contributes to positive health outcomes and optimal cardiovascular and mental health. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 individuals in WA faces food insecurity. The American Heart Association is committed to identifying and removing barriers to accessing healthy food. Support us in our work by volunteering to conduct food insecurity screening and provide connections to local food resources at the Auburn Farmers Market. The market season runs from June 6 - September 19, 2021, Sundays 10 am - 3 pm. Volunteer coverage is especially needed from 1-3 pm. Bonus but not a requirement: we are looking for volunteers that speak Spanish, Marshallese and Russian. If you are interested, please email emily.torres@heart.org

2021 Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, October 9

Join together with friends, family and colleagues to get moving, all while helping to defeat heart disease and stroke. What motivates you to take care of your heart and live a healthy life? Maybe it’s a family member, friend, or even your own story with heart disease or stroke. Whatever your ‘why’ is, join your community in walking to strengthen the heart of yourself and your loved ones while raising funds for innovative research that leads to new treatments and cures. This is the kind of science that saves the lives of millions of moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, babies, the people we love. To sign up to be a Heart and Stroke Walk Hero, visit pugetsoundheartwalk.org(link opens in new window) and invite your friends and family to join a team to getting your heart pumping, honor survivors, raise lifesaving funds - and have fun along the way together.

Virtual Volunteerism Opportunities

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 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.

 

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