Community Volunteering (Outreach Service Coordinators)
Volunteers Make the Difference!
Allergy & Asthma Network’s national headquarters is in Vienna, Virginia, but its local presence depends on the community volunteers we call Outreach Service Coordinators (OSCs).
OSCs are moms, dads, grandparents, respiratory therapists, and physicians with a common goal – educating their local communities about asthma and allergies and improving the lives of people with these conditions.
- OSCs: Represent the Network at local events and programs.
- Distribute the Network’s educational materials to schools, libraries, and hospitals.
- Speak to community groups.
- Participate in local and statewide asthma and allergy coalitions.
- Work with government officials to develop laws supporting people with asthma and allergies.
- Conduct local Asthma Awareness Day
- Set up booths at community health fairs.
The OSC program is flexible – you decide how much time you have to give and choose your level of involvement. Whether you’re free in the morning, evening, or on weekends, there are plenty of opportunities to spread the Network’s message.
- As an OSC, you’re Allergy & Asthma Network ’s link to your community. Local malls, churches, grocery stores, health clinics, libraries, and hospitals are good places to post notices or hold events.
- Get to know your community leaders, too. Physicians, elected officials, school personnel, members of the media, and citizens’ associations are powerful allies.
If you are interested in becoming an OSC, please contact us and include your name, address, phone, email, occupation, area of interest (asthma, allergies, food allergies, latex allergy, others) and we will contact you shortly.