The Spina Bifida Association of the Mid-Atlantic Region needs your help! If you want to invest your time and talents in an organization that is helping those affected by Spina Bifida, then we have a place for you. We have a very small staff and an enormous amount of work to be done.

SBAMAR was recently established and we rely upon the support of loyal volunteers to promote the mission of this organization. There are many ways to volunteer with SBAMAR. Our volunteers assist us in such activities as health fairs, educational classes, expos, community outreach projects, telephone and email Buddies programs, stuffing envelopes, correlating materials, translating foreign languages, etc. We always need help and you can partake in many different ways -- how much and how long is always up to you. We are very flexible!


Walk-N-Roll Planning Committee

We need you! Volunteers are needed to assist in planning the DC Walk-Roll for Spina Bifida which will be Oct. 15 at Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA. This event raises much needed funds to support services provided by SBAMAR. Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help us make this years' Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida successful. For more information, please contact Mary Nethercutt at mnethercutt@sbaa.org and check out our website at www.walknrolldc.org.


Health Fair and Brides Fair Representatives

Volunteers are needed to attend Health Fairs and other public outreach events to display SBAMAR information and literature on Spina Bifida and answer questions.


Office Support

Individuals are needed to help in our office with word processing, preparing mailings, proofreading and assistance with a variety of clerical duties.



The following is a list of committees and their responsibilities. If you would like more information about acommittee, or are interested in joining one, please send an email to Sara Struwe at sstruwe@sbaa.org.


Communications and Public Relations Committee

The committee publicizes the functions and activities of SBAMAR to enhance the image and increase public awareness of Spina Bifida and Folic Acid.  This committee promotes the work of SBAMAR and works to increase public exposure for both the educational offerings of SBAMAR and our special events and fund raisers.


Professional Advisory Committee

The PAC is a committee of physicians and healthcare providers that provides input and advice to SBAMAR on educational matters.  This committee provides speakers for public programs.  The committee also oversees the development of content for these programs.


Services and Education Committee

The committee develops, implements and monitors comprehensive public education programs designed for people with Spina Bifida and their families.


Leadership Council

The committee is responsible for all SBAMAR fund raising and resource development programs, plans, and reports.  The committee deals with all aspects of income development.  Expertise is needed in corporate support, special events, grant writing and research, partnership development and annual giving.

If you would like to get involved with the SBA of the Mid-Atlantic Region, we would appreciate your help as a volunteer. Please contact Sara Struwe at 202-944-3285 ext. 23 or email sstruwe@sbaa.org for more information.

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Kristi Wass,
Manager Chapter Development and Walk

1600 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22209