There are many ways that you can help the American Kidney Fund as a volunteer to fight on all fronts against kidney disease.
The Know Your Kidneys Program focuses on raising awareness about kidney disease and the common risk factors by providing free screenings, educational materials and information about other programs and services the American Kidney Fund has to offer. Each year, the American Kidney Fund provides free health screenings to over 11,000 people across the nation for kidney disease and its two most common risk factors: diabetes and high blood pressure. By volunteering for a Know Your Kidneys screening event, you are helping to create awareness of kidney disease and can positively impact the lives of those at risk of kidney disease.
Take a look at where we have been, where we are going, and to find out about a Know Your Kidneys screening event near you!
Volunteer at Kidney Action Day or other screening events
The American Kidney Fund's signature outreach event, Kidney Action Day, is held in cities where rates of kidney disease are higher than the national average. Kidney Action Day is a free, fun-filled, family-friendly event with a serious purpose: helping people understand their risk for kidney disease and how to prevent it. Volunteers are needed in many capacities from screening-related roles to distributing information. It takes a lot of people to put on a Kidney Action Day, and you can help by volunteering with us at our events.
We welcome volunteers of different capabilities to join us at one of our Washington D.C. metropolitan area, national or signature events to fight on all fronts of kidney disease!
Become a Kidney Health Coach
Are you passionate about preventing kidney disease? Do you enjoy educating others on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle? If so, our Kidney Health Coach program may be for you!
Join the AKF Advocacy Network
The American Kidney Fund advocates for policies to improve the health of millions of Americans and their families who are living with, or are at risk of developing, kidney disease. Our Advocates make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in their communities, spreading awareness of kidney disease and empowering those at risk to live healthier lives. Your voice is powerful. Become an AKF advocate.
Join KidneyNation and fundraise for the American Kidney Fund
KidneyNation is the American Kidney Fund's fundraising community empowering everyone—patients, loved ones, friends, and advocates—to fund the fight against kidney disease. Joining KidneyNation is all about forming one community and saving lives. Become a member of KidneyNation today and help fund the fight. Your passion, your creativity, and your story can help others in need. Join KidneyNation and start fundraising today.