There are many different ways you can help
Join a movement
NKF volunteers are essential to hundreds of local Kidney Walk, NKF Golf Classic or other social events. Rally your tribe of kidney health warriors and meet others who share your vision of a world without CKD. Without you it doesn’t happen!
Create healthier communities
Volunteers help educate patients and perform kidney health checks on whole communities for kidney disease each year. Professional volunteers put their expertise to work for people, advancing kidney disease diagnosis and treatment.
Spread the word
It takes a community of passionate families, patients, professionals and friends to keep our mission moving forward: we rely on volunteers to raise critical funds, open doors and be our kidney health ambassadors on social media.
Create real change
Volunteer advocates use their compelling personal experiences of living daily with kidney disease to make it real for government policy makers and motivate them to pass legislation affecting millions of lives.
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Your Experience, Your Voice
Nephrologist on the NKF Atlanta Board
“My middle child, Mason, was born in renal failure and with only one functioning kidney due to a genetic chromosome syndrome.
I don’t have a medical background, so there was a feeling of helplessness that something is wrong with my child and I can’t do anything about it. My involvement with the National Kidney Foundation has always been my way to giving back and supporting him.”
Volunteer, Walk Committee Chairman
“After doing one year of Peritoneal Dialysis, I received a kidney from my sister, Charlene German.
It is important for me to be a volunteer to help educate others so that they don’t have to endure what I went through, although it has made me more appreciative of life and mentally stronger.”
“I began volunteering at NKF because I wanted to learn more about the profession and care of the renal patient. I found out there were no physician assistants and nurse practitioners involved with the organization. NKF let us start the NKF CAP council, and they have continued to be very supportive and inclusive of our members.”
Advanced Practitioner Volunteer, Nephrology Advanced Practitioner Program
“Being a part of the Planning Committee for the Renal Dietician track is such a fulfilling experience. Volunteering makes me feel good that I am a contributor to the renal community. As a volunteer, my alert level on industry news, trends, and research findings is heightened and, therefore, helping me grow professionally”
Planning Committee for the Renal Dietitian Track
Glen Mills, PA NKF Peers Volunteer