Pronounced "I Am", as in "I am an advocate for those affected by primary joint diseases with an autoimmune component."
"Sometimes it takes people who are passionate to move mountains. Bulldozers are so overrated." -Tiffany Westrich, Founder &CEO
In just our first full year as a nonprofit IAAM was named the "Best Ensemble Cast" in healthcare advocacy for 2012. We are so very proud of our Volunteers, who are the heart and soul of our organization. View the winning announcement!
Typically a nonprofit is run in one of two ways- by executives who specialize in business or by patients. IAAM has both and it is the foundation of what makes us unique. (Learn more about the Leaders)
Are you interested in volunteering with The International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement?
No matter where you are in the world, if you are able to speak English we are ready to talk with you! We may be headquartered in the United States, but we currently have active volunteers from all over the world, including places as far away as New Zealand and the UK. We are set up to run 85% by virtual officing, allowing all those involved with IAAM to participate from the comfort of their homes, beds, when not in flare or at time when in flare. We are 100% created and run by those affected by Autoimmune Arthritis diseases and we often refer to our team as 'our family' because the Volunteers are the heart and soul of IAAM.
There are TWO ways to Volunteer:
Become a Major Player!
Those interested in becoming an Official IAAM Volunteer, which means you would be trained and versed in IAAM standards and programs, then would be able to help run the actual programs you advocate for, should inquire about our training class! Unlike other nonprofits, this level of volunteering gives you the hands on opportunity to make an enormous difference in the world of Autoimmune Arthritis! These Official IAAM Volunteer Training Classes start every February, May, August, and November beginning the last Sunday of the month. Training runs for 3 months, estimated 1 hour on average per week estimated time donation.
To sign up for the next session simply email info@IAAMovement.org and put "Volunteer" in the Subject Line.
Not looking to sign up for in-depth Volunteering but still want to get involved?
If you want to help out periodically, such as for specific programs or by hosting a fundraiser of your own, but are not looking to commit to volunteering on a regular basis, we welcome your assistance!