Learn how you can help advance the mission of Gift of Life Donor Program by contributing your time, expertise and advocacy.
Gift of Life Volunteer Ambassador Program
Gift of Life Donor Program has an extensive network of highly committed volunteers throughout the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. They include transplant recipients and patients, donor family members, living donors, friends and community members. Our volunteers, whom we call “Ambassadors,” are all dedicated to educating the community about organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
The Gift of Life Ambassador Program is a network of regional groups for those interested in working together and serving communally. They meet regularly and have set goals that support the work of Gift of Life Donor Program and Gift of Life Family House. County designations are listed for your convenience. You are welcome to attend the group that works best for you.
If you are interested in becoming a Gift of Life Ambassador, the first step is to fill out an application here.
Already a Gift of Life Ambassador?
Thank you for volunteering with Gift of Life! For the most up-to-date information and volunteer opportunities, please log into our Volunteer Portal, VicNet. You can access the VicNet portal here.
Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware:
Contact: Todd Franzen
Counties: (Pennsylvania) Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia; (New Jersey) Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem and Atlantic; and all of Delaware.
Contact: Dwendy Johnson
Counties: Adams, Berks, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union and York.
Contact: Susan Koomar
Counties: Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.
Support and Community Groups
Hearts of Gold
Hearts of Gold is a group of donor family members, whose aim is to address the specific needs and issues of these families. The group focuses on supporting donor families in their grief through special speakers, educational topics and activities. When families can meet others who also made the generous decision to donate, they see that they are not alone and can experience the supportive camaraderie of the Hearts of Gold members. In addition, the group participates as Home Cook Heroes at the Family House several times a year.
Hearts of Gold meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Gift of Life Donor Program’s offices in Philadelphia. For more information, please contact Lara Moretti.
York Area Transplant Support Group
This transplant recipient support group serves York, Hanover and Gettysburg areas. For more information regarding meeting dates and times please contact Dwendy Johnson.
Donors Are Heroes
Donors Are Heroes is a group of dedicated friends committed to raising public awareness of the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor, to dispelling myths and providing a means for people to share their donation wishes with family and friends.
Join Donors Are Heroes for their annual fundraising gala, THE Party, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Bellevue Hotel. For more information and ticket sales visit: Donors Are THE Party.