How can I get involved?
There are many ways you and your family can help NPF work towards its mission to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. You can meet other youth living with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. You can raise awareness about psoriatic disease and demand better health care benefits. Here’s how you can help and join our community.
Volunteer at a local event!
Events such as our walks, bike rides and educational seminars can’t happen without help from volunteers. You can help set up an event, work a registration table or clean up afterward. We’re always looking for volunteers. Volunteer Now!
Only have five minutes or half an hour?
Volunteering doesn’t have to require a lot of time. For instance, if you like an NPF Facebook post, share it with others in your social network and encourage them to spread the word. Within minutes, you could help reach hundreds of people!
Become a Psoriatic Psuperhero
Not all heroes wear capes. Our Psoriatic Psuperheroes raise money to support research for a cure for psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. Become a Psoriatic Psuperhero and get involved in our Team NPF walks, runs, bike rides or DIY (do-it-yourself) events. Learn more.
If you aren’t ready to become a Psoriatic Psuperhero, you can still participate in Team NPF activities in your area. Team up with family and friends.
Give a presentation to a local school or organization
To raise awareness in your community, give a talk or presentation to your school or colleagues. Use materials from NPF to help others better understand psoriatic disease and its impact. See what’s available under school resources or email [email protected].
Tell us your story or share a tip
Do you have a story or tip to share with others? We want to hear how you live – and thrive – with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. Other kids and families can benefit from what you have to say. Stories or tips may appear on Our Spot website, in our Psoriasis Advance magazine, in emails or on social media. (All stories and tips will be edited.) Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch soon.
Become a NPF Youth Ambassador
Apply to the LEO Youth Ambassador program if you’re between the ages of 12 and 17. If you’re accepted, you’ll have the chance to win a scholarship. (Some local programs also have opportunities for kids younger than 12 to get involved.) Youth Ambassadors are leaders in their community who act as role models. They help peers learn how to take care of themselves and inspire others to live life with confidence. Youth Ambassadors also write to or meet with local government leaders to talk about the challenges of living with psoriasis and ask for changes. (This is called patient advocacy.) You can also learn about becoming a local Youth Ambassador.
Be a Student Ambassador
If you’re at least 18, you are eligible to apply to become a Student Ambassador. Student Ambassadors increase awareness about psoriatic disease on college campuses. Fill out an application or send an email to [email protected].