Patient Support Volunteers
Every day the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation (SSF) receives calls from patients seeking to talk with others who are living with Sjögren's. They want to feel connected & supported, not alone. Patient Support Volunteers are seasoned Sjögren's patients who are willing to receive calls from newly diagnosed Sjögren's patients. They provide them with support and Sjögren's information, especially about day-to-day living, coping strategies and available resources. They are encouraged to share their personal experiences with callers but they refrain from giving medical advice. Over the years that these individuals have been taking calls, thousands of new patients have felt supported and inspired by talking with their peers about the disease and living life with Sjögren's.
The SSF would like to continue to grow this wonderful support program. We are looking for qualified volunteers throughout the country to be part of our growing support network.
If you are someone who:
- Has been diagnosed with Sjögren's for 1 year or more
- Has been a member of the SSF for at least 6 months
- Is knowledgeable about Sjögren's & the resources available to newly diagnosed patients
- Is known for being a great listener & having a positive outlook
This could be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!
If you are interested in becoming part of our team of volunteers, please submit the short application below regarding your interest in participating in this program.