Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Why Volunteer?

Funded in October 2000, the Kawasaki Disease Foundation is a by-product of a highly successful educational symposium for KD families hosted and organized by a group of volunteers. Since its inception, the KDF has been supported entirely by donations and volunteers who have contributed a significant amount of time and effort to support the organization’s mission.

 

Our goals to raise KD awareness, support families and increase funding for research are impossible to accomplish without passionate, dedicated individuals like YOU.

 

Will YOU join our mission?

 

How YOU Can Help:

KDF is currently seeking support in the following areas:

Communications Intern

Communications Intern

Kawasaki Disease Foundation is looking for a communications intern to join our team and support our mission to raise awareness of Kawasaki disease. This is a unique opportunity to work on various communications projects (social media, website, and online duties for the organization) while gaining knowledge and experience in the field of communications.

College students or recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Overall Tasks:
• Assist in developing social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
• Assist in helping to find stories to feature in the online quarterly newsletter
• Assist with special events and our annual awareness campaign
• Attends monthly board meeting (last Monday of every month)

Qualified candidates will have:
• Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented with strong written, verbal & organizational skills
• Excellent computer skills with experience in social media & Microsoft Office
• The ability to work independently and with others
• Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Familiarity with Adobe Suite software (Photoshop, Illustrator)
• The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

How you will benefit:
• Training and development: build up your resume and increase your professional experience through this hands-on opportunity to oversee the communications aspects of a non-profit organization.
• Location and flexibility: this is a remote position, which means you can work from wherever you want. Some projects are monthly, and others will be assigned as they become available.

This is a part-time, unpaid position that requires a commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one year or 100 hours total.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

 

Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Design Intern

Kawasaki Disease Foundation is looking for a graphic design intern to join our team and support our mission to raise awareness of Kawasaki disease. This is a unique opportunity to work on a one-time project to design engaging and eye-catching graphics for our online store products.

College students or recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Overall Tasks:
• Design graphics for our online store products (shirts, sweaters, hats, etc.)
• Prep files for print vendors
• Create engaging and eye-catching graphics for our annual Kawasaki Disease Awareness campaign – January 2020

Qualified candidates will have:
• Fast, proactive, and driven skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and other graphic design tools

How you will benefit:
• Development: build up your resume and increase your professional experience through this hands-on opportunity to create branding material for a non-profit organization.
• Location and flexibility: this is a remote position, which means you can work from wherever you want. Project timeline is flexible but must be completed by the end of October 2019.

This is an unpaid position that requires a commitment to complete the project.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

To apply for either position, please complete the contact form below.

KDF Internships

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