International Adhesions Society
Dear Prospective IAS Volunteer:
Thank you for your interest in providing volunteer
support to the International Adhesions Society (IAS).
We are pleased that you have chosen to provide your
valuable time and effort as we work towards the common
goal of creating global awareness for Adhesion Related
Please take a moment to complete the Volunteer
Data Form and indicate the area(s)
for which you would like to volunteer for the IAS. We
will contact you regarding your interest and let you
know how you can begin helping! Some projects
will be on an as-needed basis, others may be on-going.
Again, thank you for your interest. The few minutes
that you spend reaching even just one person can make
all the difference! I look forward to working
Volunteer Data Form
Fax form to: 972.931.5476 or mail to: 6757 Arapaho
Rd, # 711, PMB 238, Dallas, TX 75248
Areas in which to volunteer:
Keeping our database current is a never ending project.
Inventing new databases is time consuming. Help
us build databases for various upcoming projects
by taking the research and creating a workable list
that will be used for e-mail, snail mail and more.
Knowledge of Excel & Access (v.2000) is helpful.
||IAS Store Manager
Shop @ IAS is a new feature to our website and we
need your help in suggesting quality items to sell
that would be of interest or helpful to our members.
As store manager you may also work with vendors
regarding purchases/shipments, etc.
The WWW is a never-ending source of information
and your help is needed in locating quality information
that you feel might be of interest to our website
visitors. Keeping up with current medical news in
the field of Adhesions and related conditions is
Enjoy visiting the medical libraries? If so, let
us know. We have LOTS of research articles to pull
from journals and industry publications for our
use. This project requires you live in a city with
a major medical library that is easily accessible.
Help get the word out about ARD and the IAS with
both the traditional and new media formats. While
our website is getting LOTS of hits, we still need
to target other areas of the media. Help find other
websites to link our URL, contact local members
of your TV/radio media, prepare articles for print
Many of our membership mailings can be done via
email, but we still may have some mailings done
by snail mail. If you would like to help with preparing
materials, stuffing envelopes and going to the post
office - then let us know!
||Message Board Moderators
The IAS Message Board is an open forum for members
and visitors to our site to post questions, read
stories and experiences of others and hopefully
learn that there are others who know what the newcomers
are going through. Including; welcome new members,
advise of unsolicited advertising, send reminder
messages to Board, etc.
||Newsletter - Members
In March 2001, the IAS launched its first newsletter.
We hope to continue the tradition and need your
help. If you have articles to submit, stories to
tell - we want to hear about them! Try your hand
at being a "cub reporter" and send us an article.
Model/Property releases required for any photos.
||Newsletter - Support Coordinators
Our Support Coordinators are located around the
globe and continue to grow in number. If you are
a current Support Coordinator and would like to
help with contributing to a new monthly newsletter,
give us a call! We need your tips, insight, questions
and information learned in the to help other Group
||Patient Advocacy Campaigns
Interested in working with spreading awareness as
a collective group? Do you feel there is "strength
in numbers"? Then we want to hear from you! If you
would like to help with future patient advocacy
campaigns - writing, making contacts, and more;
please let us know. This is on an as-needed basis.
Be a member of the Sunshine Committee and help spread
smiles to our members! Send a email postcard or
a greeting card to a member going through difficult
period of time or recovering from a surgery or in
the hospital. Let them know we care! Help with creating
an area where we can build a source of "comforting
materials" to make the day BRIGHTER
||Support Group Coordinator
A very important function in creating awareness
for ARD and the IAS is our Support Group Coordinators.
Help individuals in your community by being a resource
for information and contact. This position allows
us to reach so many more people and provide valuable
information we would not otherwise have.
As the IAS builds its network of volunteers around
the globe, help keep things running smoothly by
coordinating activities and handling requests for
new volunteers. Maintain contact with the IAS Headquarters
and help us build our network of volunteers. Design
volunteer recognition program.
With information changing at the speed of light,
so must the IAS website. We are seeking individuals
who have a background in website design and development
who can assist with expanding our website, creating
new content and much more!