Become a volunteer!DINET is an ALL volunteer organization. All of the information on our site, the ongoing management of the forum and the posts on our Facebook page are all taken care of by people like you, patients and care-givers that know first-hand how important the right bit of info or chatting with another person can be. If you have time to give, we can find a way for your to help. If you have just an hour a week , we can use your help. If you have some time next month but can't volunteer on a regular basis, we can use you. We need reliable volunteers who want to give back to an organization that is working hard to help support the dysautonomia community. If you are interested in any of the following positions, please email the address associated with each post. For general volunteer information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgAvailable positions:ONE DAY EVENT: DINET needs a volunteer(s) in the New England/East Coast area, willing and able to attend the 2nd Annual 5K Hoofbeats for the NH EDS Coalition on June 2nd. DINET would like to support their mission to spread awareness about EDS and other rare disorders. The event requires travel to Concord NH on June 2nd and to pass out materials about dysautonomia at a table set up for DINET awareness. Travel and food will be supplied by DINET if selected as a volunteer. If interested, please write to email@example.com
Forum Ambassadors - The Ambassadors are the first "voice" a new member hears when they join. Ambassadors send out a welcome message and help new members with any questions they might have about using the forum.
Forum Reader The role of a Forum Reader is a very important part of keeping the forum community safe & accessible for all members. The Forum Reader needs to have a solid understanding and familiarity with the Forum Guidelines. The Reader reads new posts and reports any guideline conflicts to the Forum Admin or Moderators. The work can be done anywhere and at any time of day, but it is required that the Reader be able to login every other day to read new posts. The forum operates as a team so all members need to be comfortable working with other people in an online environment.
Forum Moderator in Training A Forum Moderator is a critical role in the forum community and requires training. To be considered for this role, a volunteer needs to be an active forum member in excellent standing for a minimum of 6 months. A Moderator in Training begins as a Forum Reader to acclimate to the reporting structure and the types of conflicts most commonly seen. The Moderator’s position requires logging in to read and edit (if needed) 3 - 4 times per week. The Moderators and Administrator work closely together to make decisions about content and guidelines, so it is important to be able to work within a group effectively.
The Forum positions are some of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities available with DINET. To learn more about volunteering on the Forum, or to begin the application process, please email the Forum Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Assistant DINET is ramping up our social media activity but we need help to do it. Our Facebook page interactions have quadrupled in the past 6 months and are growing more each week. Our Social Media Coordinator needs someone who would really enjoy posting, linking and chatting online with patients living with dysautonomia. To volunteer in this position, you need to be very familiar with Facebook and at least one other - Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, SnapChat. The position would require a commitment to post at least 2 days per week. To learn more or to apply, please email email@example.com
Website Proofreader If you have an eye for details, can take good notes, know how to check web links and generally have a good command of the english language, this is a perfect volunteer opportunity for you. This position only requires 2 - 4 hours per month and it can be done at any time convenient for you. There may be times when your help is requested for a specific project or task, but this would be arranged in advance. The work requires going through content and taking notes for any typos, misspelled words, grammatical/punctuation errors, checking links to be sure they go to the appropriate page and taking notes about any errors found. This is a great way to volunteer especially if you are not sure how much time you can devote or if you have been away from work for a while and are not sure how much you can take on. If you are interested in this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgNewsletter Writers - The quarterly newsletter always needs writers. Writers choose their own topics. Requires 3 writing samples with application. If interested or ready to apply, email email@example.comNewsletter Editorial Assistant. This position would assist the Managing Editor with the management of email contacts, linking articles on the site and on Facebook, etc. Requires strong web editing skills. A familiarity with email programs like Constant Contact is very helpful, but not required. If interested or ready to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.orgDINET Medical advisors (please e-mail email@example.com if you are a Medical professional interested in this position)Help build our Physician List!If you know of physicians that have a special interest in any type of dysautonomia, please submit their contact information to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org