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Calling All Volunteers!

JDRF is a volunteer-driven organization that relies on the dedication of volunteers like you. There are many ways to get involved, as mentioned below.


JDRF needs hundreds of volunteers to make the special events a success. From registering walkers at the Walk to Cure Diabetes, checking in guests at the Gala, or selling raffle tickets at the YLC event, there is always something happening!

Event volunteer opportunities include:

  • Cincinnatian of the Year
  • Walk to Cure Diabetes (Newport, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lima)
  • Ride to Cure Diabetes
  • Party for a Purpose
  • Kids for a Cure
  • Outreach & YLC Events


Volunteer committees plan all of our events. You can be a part of the Outreach Program, plan the Gala, or coordinate an area of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. We have jobs that are big and small and can find something just right for you!

In-Kind Donations and Services

Let your business and expertise help JDRF. We are always hoping to cut down on our expenses and your donation of printing, design work, photography, or public relations can help us save money. Your company product or items for live and silent auctions at the Gala are always welcome.

Office Work

We often have special projects involving mailings, phone calls and computer work. If you are available to be “on call” to help out with these projects, we will supply the coffee.


The Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF welcomes those who are interested in participating in an internship. The SWO chapter has worked with several students in the past, and offers internships in marketing and communications, as well as special event planning.

If you are interested in our volunteer opportunities, please complete our volunteer form.


The Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF always needs additional mentors to help serve the newly diagnosed and transitional T1D community, if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this form.