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  • We are steeped in a tradition of volunteer leadership
  • We are renowned as a great organization for volunteer leaders
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Volunteer leadership at the March of Dimes

More than 3 million volunteers enable the March of Dimes to achieve its goals. Every year, these leaders march more than 5 million miles, speak to tens of thousands of people about the mission and help raise millions of dollars. From the very earliest days, volunteers have been full partners in the March of Dimes, working to raise funds, heighten awareness and implement critical programs to help support our mission.
This diverse group of volunteers, led by a local volunteer leadership of approximately 3,000 chapter and division board members, brings knowledge, business experience and passion to ensure the March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With exceptional, high-impact volunteers in every chapter, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

We are grateful to all our current and future volunteer leaders for all you do to help the March of Dimes by:

  • Identifying and recruiting new, high-impact volunteers
  • Increasing awareness of our mission
  • Participating through public appearances or presentations
  • Maintaining the highest level of organizational reputation and image in the community
  • Training other volunteers and staff
  • Identifying and securing revenue

As its vision highlights, the March of Dimes aspires to be recognized as the foremost champion for babies, renowned as a great organization for volunteer leaders, and certified as a highly effective and efficient philanthropic organization. Steeped in a legacy of volunteer excellence, the March of Dimes continues this important tradition today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a volunteer leader, will I be working with other volunteers and March of Dimes staff members on these programs, events and projects?

Yes, at the March of Dimes, our volunteers and staff work in partnership on all areas.

Does the March of Dimes have year-round volunteer activities?

We have volunteer activities available throughout the year, including some special highlight programs - March for Babies® and our Prematurity Awareness Month® activities. We hold our March for Babies events in communities around the country during the last weekend in April. Our Prematurity Awareness Month activities are held in November. Both are an exciting way for volunteers to learn more about our efforts. Find out more ways to help [hyper linked to volunteer match window] by matching your interest and our events.

How can I get more information about serving as a March of Dimes board member or other volunteer leader?

For more information about serving in a leadership role with the March of Dimes, please contact your local chapter office.

How much time would I expect to serve?

Each volunteer opportunity will have its own set of responsibilities and hours required based on the assignment. This commitment can be coordinated with your local March of Dimes staff partner.

What type of volunteer leadership roles are available?

Whether it is serving as a member of one of our local chapter boards, as a special event chair or serving as a member of our Program Services Committee , there are a wide range of volunteer positions available. March of Dimes works to accommodate every volunteer leader based on their passion, skills and interests. To further explore these opportunities, we encourage you to contact your local chapter office.

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