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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers drive our work to empower families. With help from people like you, we’re making an impact through education, research and advocacy, but there is still work to do. Join us to mobilize your network and raise the critical awareness and funds to improve the health of moms and babies.

We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one.

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How you can help moms and babies

Become a Volunteer Leader

Leverage your leadership, experience and network to support the health of all families by committing to a longer-term volunteer role. Volunteer Leaders support our work at the local and/or national levels through Market Boards, Event Leadership and professional committee roles in Maternal and Child Health or Advocacy. Please connect with us to learn more about these challenging and rewarding volunteer leadership opportunities and the requirements to be considered.

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Create your own event

Gather friends and family to participate in any fundraising activity or challenge of your choice. Turn your passion for baking into a bake sale or your love of sports into a charity sporting event. Our list of ideas can help inspire you to come up with your own fundraiser today!

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Host a community walk

If you don’t have a March for Babies event in your area and want to raise awareness for March of Dimes, you can host a community walk. This extraordinary volunteer-led event will bring together your friends, neighbors and family who share your commitment to helping every mom and every baby for generations to come. For more information, please contact eperry@marchofdimes.org

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Become a Mentor/Mentee

Join the March of Dimes community Facebook group and become a mentor or mentee. Mentors and mentees will be able to share support, offer advice, connect with families who had similar experiences, and get helpful resources and information from March of Dimes.

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Individual projects or group projects

We can help you connect to a volunteer activity on behalf of March of Dimes that supports healthy moms and strong babies. Reach out to us to discuss different options that fit you or your group best depending on the size and your location.

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send a note of hope

Every year 4 million babies are born. This is an exciting and challenging time, but can also be scary when everything doesn’t go as planned. March of Dimes supports families before, during and after pregnancy through research, education and programs that create healthy moms and strong babies. It starts with mom but we know it’s a family affair.

Show your support by sending a note of hope to a mom or dad to be or to a family with a baby currently in the NICU. Sharing your advice, experience and words of encouragement. Your note will go a long way in letting others know they are not alone.

We’ll happily share your note at an upcoming March of Dimes baby shower or with a family with a baby currently in the NICU.

Or, download the template and write your own. Once written, please mail your notes to
March of Dimes 1550 Crystal Drive Suite 1300 Arlington, VA 22202
Attn: Notes of Hope

Let’s reach as many moms, dads and families as possible!


#UnspokenStories is a supportive community that gives voice to your experience, from the joys of parenting to the heartbreak of loss.

Bring the real talk to life by hosting your own Unspoken Conversation. Our toolkit has everything you need to connect with your group of colleagues, parents and friends.

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