Hello PAK members! Reflecting on 2017, we are so very thankful for all that PAK was able to facilitate last year. In 2018 we want to continue to offer our members supportive, informative, and fun events. In order to do this, we need to build a strong group of volunteers.
We want to connect your talents to the opportunities we have available and we value your time, so the PAK Coordinators will be here to guide you.
Please let us know if you are interested in helping in one of the following ways. If you would like to volunteer for PAK, but aren’t sure in what capacity, contact us and we’ll help!
Grants & Fundraising
Fundraising Chairperson(s) - This chairperson(s) will set up any fundraising event where the funds raised will go back to PAK. All events need to be food-free. We have a lot of ideas on possible fundraising for 2018 and would love to hear ideas from our members.
Grant writing Chairperson(s) - This chairperson(s) will research grants that are applicable to our group; Lead in writing the grants.
Newly Diagnosed Coordinators - This person will be the support for newly diagnosed members and will organize events for families learning of their new diagnosis. Examples: These events will include social chats with other PAK families and educational meetings coordinated with local doctors.
Early Childhood Coordinators
- (newborn to preschool age children) - coordinate events and activities. Examples: Topics may include formula, breastfeeding, church nursery, pre-k, daycare, playgroups, etc.
Youth Coordinators - (elementary school age to age 10) - Coordinate events and activities.
ImPAKt Coordinators (ages 11-18) - Coordinate events and activities for the ImPAKt tweens/teens. Examples: Sports Connection, Urban Air, Painting class, Escape Room, etc.
Adult Night Out Coordinators - This chairperson will schedule periodic nights out for the adults of PAK. Examples: Wine nights, coffee chats, dinners, movies, etc.
Emergency Management Coordinators - Put a plan in place with local food pantries to have shelf-stable, allergy-friendly food available.
"Giving Back" Coordinators - Coordinates events and projects in which PAK performs good deeds for others. Examples: ImPAKt tweens/teens writing cards to PAK kids when they experience an allergic reaction (words of empathy and encouragement). Also, making pillows for local homeless youth, etc.
Allergy Awareness Chairpeople (Need several) - Tasks include researching community calendars to find opportunities where PAK can have an awareness table. They will also manage the PAK table at these awareness events and activities. Examples: Gluten Free Expo, health & asthma educational events, teal pumpkin events, etc. Create and give out Teal Pumpkin Project starter kits to non-allergic families.
Flyer Creator - For each PAK event a flyer is needed and it will be added to our Facebook posts and website blog. PAK will give you all of the information and you use your creativity to make and add the flyer.
Video Producer - Assist ImPAKt kids with making an informative video series
Literature Coordinator - These coordinators (multiple per county) would deliver PAK/IMPAKT informational literature, flyers, and printed calendars/announcements to allergists, pediatricians etc as needed.
FARE Walk Committee - Work with our FARE Rep, Jennifer Barrett, on various jobs. Keep an eye out for an updated list of volunteer opportunities from Jennifer in the near future.
North Charlotte Coordinators - We would like to increase social events and support for our North Charlotte and surrounding area members, including Concord, Huntersville, Mooresville, etc. To do this, we need volunteers for the following:
N. Clt Early Childhood Coordinators - (newborn to preschool age children) - coordinate events and activities. Examples: Topics may include formula, breastfeeding, church nursery, pre-k, daycare, playgroups, etc.
N. Clt Youth Coordinators - (elementary school age to age 10) - Coordinate events and activities.
N. Clt ImPAKt Coordinators (ages 11-18) - Coordinate events and activities for the ImPAKt tweens/teens. Examples: Sports Connection, Urban Air, Painting class, Escape Room, etc.
Camp ROAR will be June 25-29 this year and we will need volunteers to help the week of camp! Also teen volunteers!
***PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH PAK IN 2018! firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Mon, January 8, 2018
by PAK Charlotte