Our volunteers, donors and supporters make it possible
The work of the March of Dimes Florida Chapter is made possible by our many volunteers, donors and supporters. Thank you for giving your time and money, and lending your voice to support the health of babies.
The March of Dimes speaks out for laws and legislation that improve care for women and children in Florida and across the country. Our team of grassroots volunteers and staff promote the mission agenda by contacting the governor and state legislators in response to Florida action alerts. Whether promoting increased health care coverage and prevention measures or supporting research and public policy studies.
If you are a long-time March of Dimes supporter or just giving for the first time, we could not work to save babies without the generosity and commitment of people like you. Your donation supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it provides comfort to families with a sick or premature baby.
Our work is made possible by thousands of volunteers. There are many ways to assist us in helping babies, moms and families close to home. You can take part in selling sponsorship opportunities, recruiting new volunteers, coordinating outreach to mission families, serving on our Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee, assisting with marketing communications or public relations and much more. Tell us a little about yourself and we’ll find opportunities to help you get involved.
Currently we also need the following volunteers:
March for Babies: Volunteers are needed in communities across the state to sell sponsorship opportunities, recruit volunteers and new teams, and to plan and implement kick off, rally, and walk day activities. Contact Us.
Special Events: There are many opportunities available for involvement with the Signature Chefs Auctions, Bikers for Babies, testimonial events, and galas. Join one of the planning committees or help the day of the event. Contact Us.
Program Services: Seeking volunteers state-wide to coordinate outreach to mission families and to plan and implement activities for these families; to represent the March of Dimes at community events, such as health fairs; to maintain inventory and re-stock NICU Family Support Centers at hospitals; to assist with planning and implementation of Prematurity Awareness Day/Month events; and to assist with planning and logistics of professional and public health education initiatives. We need individuals with good organizational skills, good communication skills, and who enjoy working with others. We also need individuals with maternal child health, public health, rural health, social work, or grant writing experience to assist with our professional committees and activities. Contact Kim Hauser.
Advocacy and Government Affairs: Seeking professionals state-wide to serve on our Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee. Individuals with maternal child health, public health, social work, legislative, and/or advocacy experience needed to assist with advancing March of Dimes advocacy priorities in Florida. Volunteers must have a willingness to learn about the legislative/regulatory process in the state. Activities include developing relationships with legislators and local elected officials, participating in legislative visits or meetings, and identifying issues and developing strategies to advance the chapter’s advocacy priorities. Contact Melissa Joiner.
Communications: Seeking communications professionals to help with marketing communications/public relations planning, graphic design and layout, writing, editing and proofreading, and media planning. A variety of short and long-term positions are available to assist with projects to build awareness of the March of Dimes and support fundraising events. Some on-site meetings may be required, but work may be completed outside of the March of Dimes office. Contact Rochelle Darman.
Graphic Designers: We need graphic designers who can modify files created with InDesign and other Adobe programs and create newsletters, ads, and collateral materials. Contact Rochelle Darman.