April is National Volunteer Month. This is a great month to think about how we can and should volunteer throughout the year. Let’s celebrate volunteerism by doing something in honor of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA)! There are many opportunities for you as a young adult to get involved in today. Choose your favorite activity or think of your own and get started! Tweet using #TalkTTC and share your ideas.
- Join one of HA’s many WALKs across the country.
- No WALK in your area? No problem! Consider signing up for a virtual WALK. Confused about how to do that? It is simple, just follow this link, and you will learn all that you need to know!
- You can even create your own team for a WALK. Forming a team is also a great way to get your family and friends involved in this wonderful cause that is close to your heart.
- If there is a WALK in your area, consider contacting your chairperson to see if there are any ways you can help out. WALK Chairs usually appreciate help with social media, event planning logistics, and day of volunteering. You can even bring your friends to help out on event day! Your WALK chair will surely appreciate your offer. (I volunteered last year, and it was a great experience. I highly recommend it!)
- Assist in expanding HA’s community networks. Connect and meet with other teens who have hydrocephalus in your area, if possible.
- Find yourself often having lazy weekends? Get your friends together and volunteer to make some shunt pins for HA. Email email@example.com so that they can send you the shunt pin making materials.
- Distribute Hydrocephalus Association literature in your school, doctor’s office, local businesses, or neighborhoods.
- Volunteer to write a guest blog for Teens Take Charge.
Happy Volunteer Month…better yet, YEAR! Have fun in your efforts!