Volunteering for ADDA can help you find new friends, reach out to a community where you feel right at home, learn new skills in a stress-free environment and even advance your career. Volunteering even improves your mental and physical health! (And who among us doesn’t need some of that!?)
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Learn Why ADDA’s the Best Place to Volunteer
For many adults living with ADHD, life can be a lonely, seemingly-endless struggle. You can battle that loneliness by volunteering with ADDA and participating in opportunities to connect with your community and make it a better for everyone. Volunteering is a win-win. It can benefit you and your family as much as it benefits ADDA. Committing your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, build your resume, and boost your social skills.
Liberate Your Inner Wallflower
Some people are naturally outgoing. They strike up conversations easily, making friends wherever they go. Others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Adults with ADHD often feel intimidated in social situations (possibly from numerous experiences of shoving one foot and then the other into our mouths!) Volunteering at ADDA gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills with a group of people who’ll accept you just as you are. Build that momentum and it’ll carry over into the rest of your life, making it easier to connect with more friends and contacts.
Volunteering with ADDA will boost your self-confidence, self-esteem and overall satisfaction. We want you to work with your strengths and experience success. Helping others and making things better for your community comes with a natural sense of accomplishment, and the better you feel about yourself, the better you feel about your life, your future goals and your ability to realize your dreams.
Do What You Love
Volunteering for ADDA is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Volunteering can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your daily routine of work, school, or family commitments. Volunteering also renews your creativity, motivation and vision, which will carry over into your personal and professional life.
You will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you work with your strengths and pursue your passions. (Of course, if you don’t know what your strengths and passions are, volunteering is a great way to discover them!) What you would enjoy doing, or what would you like to try? We’re sure we have just the fit for you!
Opportunities for Growth
When you volunteer with ADDA, you can start small if you prefer, but there’s plenty of room for growth too. Serving on a committee allows you to explore new areas and test your skills safely while helping you develop leadership skills (if you so desire).
Most importantly, have fun! The best volunteer experiences benefit both the volunteer and the organization. We consider ourselves a fun bunch!
ADDA is Currently Recruiting Volunteers for the Following Positions
Exciting things are happening at ADDA. Brand new Web site, new look, new message. The ADDA Workplace Committee has big plans too! We’re assembling our team of volunteers to create a new Web site aimed at employers and managers as well as their employees who are facing challenges with ADHD in the workplace.Our goal is to create a Web site that will become THE reference for successfully navigating ADHD challenges at work.
Many of the biggest challenges adults with ADHD face stem from struggles finding and keeping work where they can make a valuable and valued contribution. Our team’s objective is to reach out to everyone struggling with ADHD in the workplace, on both sides of the equation, employer and employee, providing information and building awareness.
If you want to make a REAL difference in the lives of adult ADHDers, and you have the skills we’re looking for (or you’re committed and willing to learn) we want to hear from you! We need people to fill the following positions:
- Project Leader: to track project progress, help determine what needs to be done, and assign writing, editing and other tasks to volunteers.
- Website Project Leaders: to track project progress, help determine what needs to be done, and assign writing, editing and other tasks to volunteers.
- ADHD @ Work Content Writers: to help write some of its Website pages as a first phase and eventually write articles occasionally.
- Communications Professional: who can help build awareness by preparing press releases, articles and reports based on the analysis of data gathered during the survey. If this is you, you may be asked to work on content for our contribution to ADHD Awareness Month. You would also help us build interest in the launch of the Website.
- Team Coordinator: working with the Chair, you’d organize committee meetings, update project tasks in Asana and prepare committee meeting notes.
ADDA Conference Business Development
ADDA is known for its history of ground-breaking and inspiring conferences. ADDA needs help reaching professionals, organizations and businesses to spread the work about opportunities to sponsor, advertise or exhibit at ADDA Conferences. The ADDA Conference is an opportunity for them to reach a highly-targeted market of adults with ADHD, and we need your help to make sure everyone who wants to reach our market has the chance to do so.
ADDA Newsletter and Content Writers
The ADDA newsletter is always looking for writers. Articles typically run between 800 and 1,200 words, and focus on issues adults with ADHD face. We aim to provide concrete, actionable solutions to common problems, up-to-date information related to recent research, and empowering ADHD success stories.
ADDA Revenue Generation
ADDA is seeking leaders in developing new and recurring sources of funding including advertising, partnerships, grants, sponsorships, donations and more. For ADDA to continue its essential work, we must continue to develop a sustainable model of revenue and income generation, and we need volunteers with experience in non-profit fundraising to assist the Revenue Generation Committee.
ADDA Public Policy Committee
The ADDA Public Policy committee is seeking a leader to help continue and build ADDA’s efforts to promote and defend the needs of adults with ADHD in the halls of government. If you have an interest in public policy, the inner workings of government and grass-roots advocacy, we want your help.
ADDA College Committee
The ADDA college committee is seeking members with expertise in working with young adults at the college or university level or with younger students (15 years and older) preparing for the transition from high school to post-secondary studies. We love to have college students themselves help ADDA meet the needs of the student community. If you’d like to help ADDA reach and support young adults learning to succeed on their own, we want your help.
ADDA is seeking leaders to create a committee that will encourage and support ADDA member involvement.
ADDA is entirely run by volunteers. Consequently, the recruiting and nurturing of volunteers is absolutely vital to fulfilling our dual missions of making a difference in the world and making a difference in our individual member’s lives. Active Members (volunteers) are our greatest resource and we are committed to making the volunteer experience the best it can be.
The greatest measure of a volunteer program is how well it serves the volunteers’ needs. If we can ensure a wonderful involvement experience we believe the quantity and quality of work done will take care of itself. The mission of the Member Engagement committee is to foster and support this culture within ADDA. If you have experience working with volunteers, or if you are an experienced volunteer yourself, we can use your help. If you want to leverage your volunteer efforts there is no better way than by helping those who help many.
Are you a Social Media whiz? Do you like to keep people engaged and connected? If so, you can make a difference in the lives of those with ADHD by volunteering on ADDA’s Social Media team. We are looking for people that already are familiar with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat. As a part of the Social Media Team, you will help us share funny memes, pull information from the ADDA website to post on our social media and regularly add relevant content to help keep our pages fresh!
Submit Your Application
If any of the above ADDA volunteer positions appeal to you, please complete the complete our online form. An ADDA board member or committee chair will contact you to make sure we match you with the right task and committee based on your interests and expertise. If you want to do something to help ADDA but you’re not sure any of these positions is up your alley, please complete the Volunteer Form anyways and we’ll find a good fit for you. If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are just the person we’re looking for! Whether you want to test the waters by taking on just one job or you love to look at the big picture and plan strategically for the long haul, ADDA has a place for you.
Questions about volunteering? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.