Food Allergy Institute is looking for Tolerance Induction Program™(TIP) patients and parents who like to spread our mission of food freedom and help more people live a life without food allergies.
There are many opportunities for those that decide to volunteer. Not only can you volunteer to help other parents and children like yourself in your own region, you can also decide to volunteer for other available opportunities such as community awareness, Enrollment support, and more.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
The Philanthropy team is creating a volunteer program to foster relationships between the parents and the Food Freedom community. This program aims to alleviate any concerns parents may have by providing educational material support. Volunteers will engage parents in active conversations. The program aims to strengthen the enrollment process by building sincere and purposeful communication between parents and volunteers. Your role as the volunteer is to share your personal journeys, wins, and advice to help enrollees receive a clearer vision of this journey.
In order to be a mentor, participants must:
- Be a parent
- Be in the program for over a year.
- Be available for phone calls, Zoom meetings, and reviewing emails (TPIRC email will be provided)
- Be understanding and empathetic to the different fears and confusions that enrollees may have
- Be capable of introducing parents to the Food Freedom community (online channels and resources)
- Schedule 1-on-1 calls with parents to share your experience and alleviate concerns
- Share important and valuable questions and concerns with Philanthropy Team
- Meet and greet new patients, provide first-day tours, and help ease parents and patients into the process (if local and open to doing so).
- Support patients in remission.
- Provide advice, help manage burnout, and motivate families to reach Food Freedom
The Food Avengers (FA) program offers a unique volunteering opportunity for current patients to share their insights. Leveraging their first-hand experience and multimedia skills, patients can share their journey through various forms of creative content such as videos, drawings, written posts, poems, and more. The aim is to create a platform where patients’ voices are heard and respected. Volunteers will own and manage their projects, which will help enhance their strategic thinking and creativity and share their Food Freedom Journey.
- Currently enrolled or remission patient
- Open to all ages
- Participants must be comfortable sharing their experiences and willing to create content in various multimedia forms.
- All content created must be appropriate and will be reviewed by Philanthropy before posting.
- Open to creating public posts
- Produce and share creative content in the form of videos, drawings, written posts, challenges, etc., to share your journey, tips, tricks, and wisdom.
- Submit content for approval to philanthropy.
The In-Clinic Internship Program provides invaluable hands-on experience for aspiring medical professionals to advance their career development. This program is designed to cater to a wide range of students, including nursing students, medical assistants, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and pre-medical students. Interns will gain a practical understanding of roles within the Food Allergy Institute (FAI), under the supervision and mentorship of experienced medical professionals.
- The applicant must be enrolled in a qualified medicine-related program.
- The student should have completed at least one year of schooling.
- The classes they have undertaken should align with the tasks they wish to perform in the internship.
- Observation and Shadowing: Interns will shadow relevant professionals at the clinic to understand their roles at FAI better.
- Reading: Interns will read published articles to enhance their understanding of FAI and TPIRC.
- Clinical tasks: Qualified students can perform clinical tasks within their educational range.
- Scribing: Students can scribe for Physician Assistants (PAs) and other providers.
The TPIRC Research Program provides students with an engaging platform to participate in ongoing research initiatives under the supervision of Dr. Marstellar. This program offers students an opportunity to delve into medical research and understand the lab’s research direction and goals through previously published papers. Additionally, students can pitch their own research ideas, and upon approval, work on those projects. The program is geared towards pre-medical or bioscience college students, and others interested in medical research. The program is an interactive learning environment that could lead to published research opportunities.
- Students must be in good academic standing.
- Students must have completed college-level courses in Organic Chemistry, Biology, and
- Research-oriented classes and previous research experience are preferred.
- Students must be able to commit to a minimum of an 8-week internship.
- Participate in the research initiatives the research team is working on.
- Read previously published papers to understand the lab’s research direction and goals.
- Propose their own research ideas, and if approved, carry out research on that topic.
- Attend weekly lab meetings to discuss research progress and findings.
- Maintain active participation in research projects, which could range from several months to four years.
The Food Allergy Advocacy Program advocates for food allergies at the grassroots level. Advocators contribute to dispelling misinformation and promote life-saving initiatives within their local communities (schools etc.). Advocators can participate in various ways such as posting food allergy or FAI-related content online, sharing their stories, and volunteering at events and conferences with the Food Allergy Institute (FAI). Advocates also get the opportunity to present on behalf of FAI to educate their communities about severe food allergies.
- Must be a parent, guardian, or relative of an active patient in the program, or an active patient over the age of 18.
- Comfortable engaging with the community via social media, community events, local PTA groups, etc.
- Willing to tackle misinformation about Food Allergy Institute online.
- Discuss food allergies with PTA groups, community events, social media, and other local community engagement tactics.
- Collaborate with FAI to share your stories at events and conferences.
- Advocate for Auto Epinephrine Injector training in local schools, summer programs, and other community areas.
- Address misinformation about FAI online, post allergy-related content on social media
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