Volunteer & Fundraise

Volunteering at The Children's Heart Foundation is a wonderful way to honor Heart Angels, Warriors, and families by raising awareness of congenital heart defects and supporting the Foundation's mission. Your efforts will raise critical funds for research that will help save and improve the lives of those living with CHDs.

Our volunteers work diligently year-round to help make a difference in the lives of families affected by congenital heart defects. Whether donating money, giving time, or helping fundraise, people like you are at the heart of the work we do! How will you help make a difference? 

If you want to learn more about volunteering at one of our Congenital Heart Walks, Region Councils, or other opportunities, complete our Volunteer Information Form or email us at Volunteer@ChildrensHeartFoundation.org

Fundraise for The Children's Heart Foundation

You can help raise critical funds for research that will help save and improve the lives of those living with CHDs. Below are a few fundraising opportunities you can choose from:

  • The Congenital Heart Walk series is the largest walk series solely dedicated to CHD research, uniting supporters of The Children’s Heart Foundation from around the country to help fund CHD research that improves survival, longevity, and quality of life for our community.

  • YOU can help save and improve the lives of babies born, and children and adults living, with CHDs by creating a fundraising page in support of our mission. Whether you're creating a peer-to-peer fundraising page in support of an athletic event you're participating in, celebrating a birthday or other milestone, this is a great (and easy!) way for you and your friends & family to support CHD research.

  • Host your own family benefit, walk/run, golf outing, gala, dinner party/barbecue and more. Smaller events can include bake and garage sales, arranging community give back events with local businesses or selling crafts on Etsy. Want to host an event? Your event is a valuable part of our Third Party Fundraiser model. Click here to fill out our event proposal form: Third Party Proposal Form. Click here to download the third party informational packet: Informational Packet.

  • Starting a Facebook fundraiser for The Children's Heart Foundation is an easy way to raise much-needed funds and awareness for congenital heart defect research: https://www.facebook.com/fund/TheCHF/

  • Change My Heart is a fun and easy way to collect spare change and donations to raise funds for research at your school, workplace, stores and restaurants in your community, and more! We can supply guidelines, promotional items, and donation pledge pads – you supply the creativity and outreach to help fund CHD research! If you're interested in hosting a CMH fundraiser, email us at info@childrensheartfoundation.org.

  • The Children's Heart Foundation is proud to be a beneficiary of Big Dot of Happiness! Every time you purchase from their Happy Heartiversary party collection line, 10% will be donated to The Children’s Heart Foundation! You can shop the Heartiversary collection here: https://www.bigdotofhappiness.com/collections/happy-heartiversary

  • Create custom t-shirts on Custom Ink and use The Children's Heart Foundation's landing page to designate us as the beneficiary! You set the pricing and length of the fundraiser - then let us know about it so we can support you! Click the link above to get started.

  • The Children’s Heart Foundation has partnered with Helping Hands Charity Services, an organization that helps non-profits by delivering the proceeds from donated cars directly to the non-profit of your choosing! You can help out The Children’s Heart Foundation by clicking here and donating your car today! Helping Hands takes care of all the heavy lifting for you and us by towing and handling the sale of the vehicle. You can expect a minimum tax deduction of $500, but if your vehicle sells for more than that amount, you can claim the total sale price.

  • If you’re participating in a run, walk or other competition, go the extra mile by choosing to support The Children's Heart Foundation's mission! Our nationwide athletic and competition fundraising programs can include just about anything—races, obstacle courses or even book reading competitions—all in an effort to support life-saving research. To get started, visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/byoe/

Volunteer for The Children's Heart Foundation

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us fulfill our mission of funding life-saving CHD research. Here are a few ways you can get involved and start supporting our efforts:

  • Get involved with one of our local regions. Each region is actively staging fundraising events and could use help planning, finding sponsors, and more.

  • Are you passionate about our mission and advocating for more funds and awareness for congenital heart defects? Become an advocacy volunteer with The Children's Heart Foundation! Click here to sign up to become a volunteer: https://bit.ly/CHFAdvocacy

  • Our Congenital Heart Walk series relies on one invaluable resource: volunteers. With your generous help, we raise money for CHD research and help heart patients, their families and support systems connect with our mission through these events. Committee roles are crucial in planning our walks and day-of event roles help them run smoothly and effectively. Find your local walk in the link above and then visit the "Volunteer" page.

  • General Awareness & Outreach Volunteering

    You can help spread awareness about CHDs and The Children’s Heart Foundation throughout your community. Our local Community Awareness and Relationship Goals help us increase awareness about The Children's Heart Foundation, who we are, what we do and how to get involved. Whether you help organize a local event at a hospital or engage in a community outreach event, we’d love your support! Contact us at info@childrensheartfoundation.org