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Become a Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop Leader

We Value Volunteers

As a Health Self-Management Service volunteer you will have the opportunity to give back to your community and change lives through leadership and workshop facilitation.

Health Self-Management Services provide programs to diverse communities and establishes innovative partnerships, while maintaining a standard of excellence and cultural humility. To support this mission, we have been working for many years to train and deploy volunteers to provide health self-management education in diverse communities across Los Angeles County. Volunteers lead up to half of our evidence-based programs, so we do our best to provide support and development to every single one.

We support our volunteers through world-class orientation and training in leadership and security. We also provide continuous support including biannual Peer Education Development and Leadership (PEDAL) meetings.

Health Self-Management Leaders Needed

Volunteer Description

Health Self-Management Leaders are needed to facilitate the following evidence-based programs in their communities:

Healthier Living: A program for people living with chronic conditions to address physical, mental, emotional and social challenges in an interactive and proactive group setting

A Matter of Balance: A program in which participants learn to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, and set realistic goals to reduce fall risk factors

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program: A program offering low impact exercises and gentle activities to increase joint flexibility, range of motion and muscle strength

Programs last 6-8 weeks with 1-2 sessions per week. Weekly time commitment is 4-6 hours after training. Training commitment varies by program from 10 hours online to 4 days in person.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Comfort presenting for, and encouraging discussions in groups
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Availability between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays
  • Commitment to leading at least three workshops per year and attending training
  • Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to apply!

Guest Healthcare Professionals Needed

Volunteer Description

Guest Healthcare Professionals provide a link to the medical community for older adults enrolled in our falls prevention program, A Matter of Balance. Guest Healthcare Professionals must respond to questions from participants and provide a demonstration about falls (material provided).

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Comfort presenting for groups
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Availability between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays
  • Commitment to visiting at least three workshops per year (at 1 hour per visit)
  • Education Degree or advanced study in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or Exercise Physiology

Next Steps

If you’re ready to volunteer these are the next steps in the process:

  1. Complete and submit the application form below
  2. If you meet our requirements, our staff will schedule a phone screening to see if it’s a good fit
  3. Attend an in-person orientation in our San Fernando office, or participate in an online training
  4. Complete paperwork and undertake safety training
  5. Be scheduled to attend a workshop leader training for an evidence-based program
  6. Begin to lead your first workshop!

We do our best to review applications, onboard, train, and place volunteers as quickly as possible, but this process takes time!

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For more information about volunteering, email us at, call us at 818-837-3775 ext. 112.

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