The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) seeks empathetic volunteers eager to support their peers in the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community. As the year begins, we have several volunteer shifts for our in-person, phone and online support services.
Tiffany Gunville, a PHA support line volunteer from Minot, North Dakota, encourages others to get involved. “I’m looking forward to being a support for others,” she says. “Others were there for me. Now it’s my turn to give back.”
Similarly, Janet Harda, a support line volunteer from Thomasville, North Dakota, says volunteers to help others feel better so they don’t feel isolated like she did when diagnosed.
PHA support resources include:
PHA support groups empower and provide hope and education for patients and caregivers. Support group leaders can choose to hold in-person, online or hybrid (in-person with virtual elements) meetings. Volunteers plan and lead at least four meetings per year.
PHA support line allows patients, caregivers and others to talk to patient or caregiver volunteers by phone. While volunteers can’t give medical advice, they can share their own experiences, listen and connect you to helpful resources.
PHA Facebook groups are trusted resources managed by PHA and moderated by volunteers.
- PHA Long-Term Thrivers
- PHA Generation Hope: Young Adults
- PHA PH Plus: Associated Conditions
- PHA CTEPH (chronic thromboembolic PH)
- PHA Teens
- PHA Parents of Kids with PH
- PHA Caregivers
- PHA Newly Diagnosed
- PH & HHT: What’s the Connection?
PHA Email PHriends: Community members can reach out to an email PHriend with questions or when needing support or resources.
Won’t you join us? Volunteer with PHA, and we’ll provide training and tools to get you started and at each step of the way. Apply today.