National Volunteer Week 2023 & Ways to Get Involved


National Volunteer Week is April 16-22, 2023! All week long, Breakthrough T1D will be celebrating our remarkable volunteer partners who dedicate themselves to supporting, connecting, and empowering the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community.

This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is Forward. Forward celebrates the progress our volunteers have helped us make, and the progress that’s to come. Looking forward is what fuels our vision and mission to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications.

From Executive Council, board members, and event committees to office volunteers, advocacy leaders, and youth ambassadors, we thank each and every one of you who share your time, talent, and passion with us. Together, we will continue to push forward until a world without T1D becomes a reality. Thank you!

Our Chapter is still seeking passionate individuals across New York State to help us in the Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo areas! There are many ways to get involved at Breakthrough T1D, whether it’s working our events such as golf, gala, and One Walk Upstate; serving on committees to help facilitate our events such as auction procurement, sponsorship, logistics or planning; or volunteering to support our community outreach and engagement efforts. You can sign up to become a volunteer at