Join our Ambassadors of Hope
LifeGift Ambassadors of Hope (AOH) volunteers are the heart and soul of our community outreach program. Our Ambassadors share their donation or transplantation story to inspire hope in our communities.
Our Ambassadors engage with:
- Health organizations
- Multicultural and faith-based organizations
- Academic organizations
- Civic and community-based groups
- News media
Staying connected online
The pandemic created an opportunity for LifeGift’s staff and volunteers to connect online, nurture relationships, and learn more about the transplant community and LifeGift’s mission. We were able to recruit more volunteers by providing weekly virtual events, including AOH orientations and training which we continue to expand on in 2022.
Dozens of volunteer events were held throughout the year in all three LifeGift regions, including our 2nd Chance Runs, Grateful Hearts Holiday Reflection and Department of Public Safety Appreciation campaign. In addition, each office location held their own individual volunteer events.
The Houston office hosted the Institute of Lifelong Learning AARP’s Organ Donation Classes, Nora’s Home Fellowship Circles, Multicultural Donor Awareness Month’s Tortilla Making Class, Bollywood Dance Class and Taco Tuesday Parties. The Fort Worth’s office presented the Living Donor Volunteer Meet and Greet, LifeGift Speakers’ Training Series and Knights of Columbus Donor Education Update. Monthly Volunteer meetings and the Texas Tech Fall Symposium were hosted by the Lubbock office.
Interested in becoming an Ambassador?
It’s simple to join the team! Register to be an Ambassador of Hope (AOH) through our online form below. You’ll then complete a new volunteer orientation, interview and background check.
Already an Ambassador? Log in here to see available volunteer opportunities. Please make sure LifeGift has your most up-to-date contact information to ensure that you receive all communication and notices of activities.
Frequently asked questions
What does it mean to be an Ambassador?
A LifeGift Ambassador of Hope (AOH) is a donor family member, transplant recipient, living donor, recipient family member, person waiting for a transplant or a concerned citizen. AOH volunteers educate and inspire the community by sharing information about donation and how to register as a donor on the Donate Life Texas donor registry. An AOH volunteer spreads hope by sharing their personal story and compassionately providing community education.
What are the time commitments for being an Ambassador?
Ambassadors of Hope are required to take part in at least one activity per year educating the community about organ, eye and tissue donation and donor registration. Participation varies based on event and individual preference. LifeGift offers a wide variety of weekly, monthly, or annual volunteer events that can be fulfilled as a team or independently.
What training is provided?
LifeGift requires participation in a one-hour Ambassador of Hope orientation before the first day of volunteering. Upon completion of the orientation, new volunteers are paired with a seasoned volunteer to help guide them through event set up and volunteer protocols.
The LifeGift Ambassador of Hope program offers monthly workshops for Ambassadors on how to write about their personal journey with transplantation and share with the community. LifeGift also offers a monthly workshop on how to recognize and have conversations about the many cultural and religious taboos and misconceptions about organ donation and donor registration in the community. The Ambassador of Hope program offers several opportunities for volunteers to take part in community education panels with LifeGift partners to familiarize themselves with new ideas and innovations in the field of organ donation.
Still have questions? We’re happy to help!
- In the Houston area, contact Leslie Meigs at 713-725-6779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the Fort Worth area, contact Paul Cobb at 817-348-5002 or email@example.com
- In the Lubbock and Amarillo areas, contact Sheena Smith-McBride at 806-798-5568 or firstname.lastname@example.org