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Help others ---- Join us a a volunteer!

It has been said that helping others is one of the greatest therapies of all times. 
Regardless, you will be rewarded with new friendships.

We are looking for people from all walks of life - from all types of background - and all ages, to help others .  If you have the genuine desire to help, please let us know.  

Some of the types of volunteer positions are:

  • Host a Chat Room. You must have regular access to the Internet. As the host, you will be greeting the visitors, making them comfortable, encouraging conversation and answering basic questions, etc. It is a great way to meet people. NOTE: We are expanding our Chat Schedule - - Now is an ideal time to volunteer.  We will train you in the skills needed for hosting.
  • Welcome Wagon Team. Our Welcome Wagon members are actively involved daily in all aspects of the COPD-International community programs. They are community members committed to supporting our newest arriving members through their Web site  guidance and by the sharing of information that will help them achieve a better, more fulfilling life. Regular e-mail access is the primary method needed.
  • Moderate a Message Board. You must have regular Internet access and be available for short periods of time on a regular basis. As a moderator, you will be responsible for checking the forums message board for new messages, and screening them for appropriateness (examples: blatant advertising, foul language, etc). You will be able too edit and/or remove those which do not fit our standards.  NOTE: This is not censorship in any way.  We do not moderate messages before posting 
  • Program Co-coordinators.  Many of our programs require several levels of ongoing supervision to insure their functionality.  Many of these volunteer positions go on in the background (examples: e-mail list management, KIT program, etc). For many of these positions, regular e-mail access is the primary method needed.
  • Researchers.  We are always looking for the latest information on COPD and the related diseases for our Library.  If you love to surf the Internet, then this might be a great way for you to help inform and educate people about these issues
  • Help with Displays and Booths.  We often receive requests for COPDers to staff displays and booths at various places (hospitals, conferences etc).  If you are interested, please indicate in the form below.  Include the area you can travel and availability.
  • Speakers.  If you would like to speak to groups (from just a few on up in size), we suggest that you register at  Most times, all that is needed is to talk about your personal experiences as a COPDer.

Please use the form below, or e-mail us at:

First Name:  Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Location:  City:  State:    Country:   
Do you have COPD?   Are you a Caregiver?    Other?(Specify below)

Please tell us a little about yourself including your COPD experience.
Give us an idea of what you would like to do, including the hours of availability.

NOTE: All information is kept in the strictest confidence.
Our Lists are never sold nor rented, nor is your personal 
information made available to any outside agency.  




Last modified: August 17, 2011

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