Sign up to be an ALS Outreach Advocate
Thank you for your interest in the I AM ALS Outreach Advocate Program. As an Outreach Advocate, you will work with us to help expand I AM ALS support services and programs and raise ALS awareness in communities that have historically and currently experience a lack of access to support services, appropriate care and healthcare information: Black and/or African American and people who live in cities that are far from an ALS clinic.
With assistance from advocates like yourself, we will help people living with and impacted by ALS feel informed, engaged and supported.
The Outreach Advocate Program works uniquely with people from specific populations to do both social media and local engagement outreach. The program supports the I AM ALS Community Support programs by expanding access to all resources available. Outreach Advocates will learn how to use social media to engage and mobilize their community, and will share resources and build relationships with local healthcare institutions and organizations all while ensuring people impacted by ALS are getting the support they need. Outreach Advocates will not meet weekly and will do independent work, only coming together for training sessions and check-ins.
At this time, this program is prioritizing the following communities:
- Black and/or African American people impacted by ALS
- People living in the following cities and states
- Albany, GA
- Amarillo, TX
- Bismarck, ND
- Casper, WY
- Jackson, MS
- Mobile, AL
- Odessa, TX
- Rapid City, SD
- Savannah, GA
- Shreveport, LA
Outreach Advocates are not required to have a background in healthcare or a connection to ALS. Outreach Advocates must be older than 18 years old.
Sign up using the form on this page. You can read and learn more about the Outreach Advocate role by clicking here. (This document will also be emailed to you after signing up.)
Don’t fit the above mentioned criteria to be an Outreach Advocate, but still want to get involved? Join one (or more) of our incredible community teams here! They are making big strides to end ALS.