Join A State Chapter or Volunteer
Join Our Fight Against Pancreas Disease
The NPF is a nationally recognized organization with a growing nationwide network of state chapters. Our volunteers fuel awareness for pancreatic diseases such as chronic and acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. NPF volunteers understand the specific needs of their communities and they promote and expand patient, public, and professional education.
We believe that it is desirable that every patient, caregiver and healthcare professional associated with pancreas disease, have access to a chapter of the NPF and participate in its activities.
The purpose of the chapters is similar to that of the organization’s mission, i.e., to provide hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting-edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals. In addition, the chapters are established to network with physicians; patients; family members, and caregivers to provide support and encouragement.
As a volunteer with your state chapter, you can experience the value of helping others.
Chapters are organized by geographic location to serve pancreatic disease patients and families by providing various educational, support/networking, leadership, fundraising and social opportunities on the local level.
The chapter is led by two individuals – the chapter chair and the medical director and supported where possible, by a local chapter board.
For information on volunteer opportunities, meetings, & events in your community, or to find out how to start a chapter in your state, please contact EMAIL National Chapter Manager, Tricia O’Neill.
You can make a difference
As a volunteer in a Chapter, you can experience the value of helping others by being an advocate at the local level and working with national staff on educational programs, fundraising and community-sponsored events. Opportunities abound to impact the mission of the National Pancreas Foundation.
Volunteering is important to the National Pancreas Foundation as it provides assistance aimed at impacting the pancreas disease community. Without volunteers, NPF is not able to function at its highest level and it allows more funds for patient programs and research.
Volunteering with NPF:
- Saves money that NPF would need to spend on paid employees
- Helps meet local needs required for the community to function at its best
- Offers personal benefits to the volunteers themselves, including improved well-being and decreased stress
- Helps volunteers build valuable experience and skills
For information on volunteer opportunities, meetings, & events in your community, or to find out how to start a chapter in your state, please EMAIL National Chapter Manager, Trish
“The NPF volunteer experience can be tailored to fit your interests, time and passion. Our mission comes alive by the small individual actions of many people who have joined forces to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from pancreas disease.”- Trish O’Neill
With Chapter Assistance NPF:
- Ensures .93 cents from every dollar raised funds NPF programs
- Has awarded over $5 million in research grants
- Has funded over 30 programs for patients and physicians
- Fights ALL FORMS of Pancreas Disease
The National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and FCS through funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.