Participate / Become a Volunteer

Gift of Life has many volunteer opportunities. We offer a trained speakers bureau of recipients, their families, donor families and living donors. Gift of Life needs volunteer support from high school students and civic leaders who would like to bring awareness to their school or work place.

Our Transplant Mentors are trained volunteers who provide encouragement and support to new transplant recipients, living donors, those waiting for a transplant and their families.

Throughout the year volunteers are welcome to serve on a committee, assist with events or lend a hand in the Gift of Life office. Don’t rule out simple ways to help, because you can make a difference.

2018 Volunteers of the Year

Sharon Spencer received the Keith Anderson Hope Award which recognizes an individual who embraces the value of the Transplant Mentors program. Created under Keith’s leadership the program provides a ray of hope to transplant recipients, family members and living donors. Sharon was the caregiver for her husband Dan when he received a liver transplant.

Jamie & Jo Forster (not pictured) were honored with the Goodyear Service Award, honoring individuals who bestows their time and talents without expecting anything in return. Jamie is a founding board member of Gift of Life and has served a total of 12 years on the Board of Directors. Jo has volunteered for Gift of Life from its inception including: Life Savers Rally Planning Team, Co-chair GoSeeDo, Golf Fore Life and whatever else our needs may be. Thank you Jamie & Jo for you continued support of Gift of Life!

Maureen Hulbert (right) received the Michael Ravis Leadership Award for her impact with the Life Savers high school program. This award is presented annually by Diane Ravis (center) in memory of her late husband Michael who was a community leader and transplant recipient. Maureen is a retired educator and enjoys sharing her story of donating a kidney to her mother.

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