THE OSTOMY COMMUNITY
The success of UOAA is dependent on our dedicated volunteers. Please consider giving back by volunteering with the nation’s leading resource and advocate for the 725,000 to 1 million people in the U.S. living with an ostomy or continent diversion and their families and caregivers.
Harness your talents for good in growing and sustaining this small nonprofit with a big reach. Roles range from national leadership positions to advocates, content developers and reviewers, fundraisers and social media ambassadors.
ADVOCATE FOR A
UOAA is the leading organization proactively advocating on behalf of the ostomy community. Recognizing that we are always stronger together, we encourage everyone to get involved by joining our Advocacy Network. We’ve also created several Advocacy Tools and Resources to help you successfully advocate on behalf of the ostomy community to ensure every ostomate receives quality care.
BE A SOCIAL MEDIA
Share your personal patient story with us or write a blog of interest to the ostomy community. Share the trusted educational resources of UOAA on your social media channels and encourage ostomates in need to reach out to local UOAA Affiliated Support Groups. If you’d like to become a UOAA Social Media Ambassador contact UOAA’s Communications and Outreach Manager at email@example.com
PARTICIPATE IN A
Run, walk, cheer, volunteer and/or fundraise for our Annual Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k. Check out www.ostomy5k.org for dates and locations and the virtual option, and help us raise awareness and celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day.
Learn, network, and share your experience with fellow ostomates, caregivers, and medical professionals at our biennial national conference. Come and join us next year in Houston, Texas on August 5-7, 2021. Visit our conference webpage for continued updates as they become available.
United Ostomy Associations of America
P.O. Box 525
Kennebunk, ME 04043-0525
Call us toll-free at: 1-800-826-0826.
Our Information Line hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm (Wednesday until 2pm) EST. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or contact your local medical professional.
UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
Members of UOAA’s governing Board of Directors’ play a key role in determining the strategic direction of the organization. If you have leadership skills and want to share your knowledge and experience to help ensure UOAA continues its mission to support the ostomy community now and well into the future, please consider becoming a leader on our volunteer Board of Directors.