Ambassador Network

Chronic pain patients are often ignored, misunderstood, and undertreated.

We must work together to change that.

 
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Become an ambassador

The U.S. Pain Ambassador Network isn’t just a network of volunteers–it’s a family. Many of our ambassadors form relationships that last a lifetime with their fellow pain warriors.

We also understand that, because of pain, finding the time and energy to volunteer can be difficult. That’s why the Ambassador Network is tailored to your needs and abilities. Many activities can be done from the comfort of your home. Examples of ambassador efforts:

  • Host an information table or awareness event in your community (can be at a hospital, a library, a statehouse… anywhere!)
  • Help distribute U.S. Pain materials and resources (e.g. ask to share with your doctor’s office, your local library, etc.)
  • Participate in different awareness campaigns year-round, such as Pain Awareness Month or KNOWvember

Ambassadors are eligible for special benefits, like trainings, webinars, and conferences. We hope you’ll join our ambassador family! If you have questions, email lori@uspainfoundation.org.

Toolkit

Our toolkit includes resources, information, and tips to help you advocate for your community!

Current opportunities

Get inspired with some ideas for taking action.

There are two ways we recognize exceptional volunteers:

1. Ambassador of the Year Award

Each year, we honor an ambassador or advocate who has gone above and behind through the “The Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award.” To learn more, visit the award page

2. Pain Warrior of the Month

Pain Warriors of the Month are volunteers (ambassadors and/or advocates) who have gone above in beyond in contributing to U.S. Pain. Pain Warriors of the Month are announced in the newsletter each month and receive a certificate.

Past honorees:

Pain warrior of the month: Linda Shaw

Pain warrior of the month: Richard Kreis

Pain Warrior of the Month: Mary Beth Lewis

Pain warrior of the month: Kim Freitas

Pain Warrior of the Month: LaQuinda McCoy

Pain Warrior of the Month: Bobbi Blades

Pain Warrior of the Month: Becca West

Pain Warrior of the Month: Kelly Ann Lewis (Starfire)

Pain Warrior of the Month: Charity Schussler

Pain Warrior of the Month: Elisa Friedlander

Pain Warrior of the Month: LaSheila Yates

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jenn Heater

Pain Warrior of the Month: Sue Ann Stelfox

Pain Warrior of the Month: Angelica “Heidi” Brehm

Pain Warrior of the Month: Ernest Merritt III

Announcing the 2018 Ambassador of the Year: Dawn Stancliff!

Pain Warrior of the Month: Nancy Harris Bonk

December’s Pain Warrior of the Month: Lynda Louisa Avallone

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jason Schutz

Pain Warrior of the Month: Mia Maysack

Pain Warrior of the Month: Lisa Davis-Budzinski

Pain Warrior of the Month: Dr. Sylvia Faircloth

Pain Warrior of the Month: Robert Thoms

Pain warrior of the month: Julian Phillips

Pain Warrior of the Month: JP Summers

Pain Warrior of the Month: Breanne Ramos

Michele Rice is the Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year

Pain Warrior of the Month: Krista Brack

Pain Warrior of the Month: Noelle Chelli Lopez

Pain Warrior of the Month: Timothy Eli Addo

Pain Warrior of the Month: Wendy Berggren Foster

Pain Warrior of the Month: Third Annual Pediatric Pain Camp attendees

Pain Warrior of the Month: Michele Rice

Pain Warrior of the Month: Jeannette Rotondi

Pain Warrior of the Month: Dawn Stancliff

Pain warrior of the month: Crystal Grieves

Pain Warriors of the Month: Laurie and Shawn Dickens