Students Stepping Up

The March of Dimes has a long history of recruiting young volunteers into leadership roles. This commitment to youth volunteerism dates back to 1955. At this time, the first March of Dimes youth program began and student leaders came together to educate their peers about the importance of receiving the polio vaccine. This effort paved the way to establishing a nationwide network of young volunteers working towards a common goal - to give every baby a healthy start in life.

No matter your age or grade level, if you are interested in stepping up, there is a way for you to get involved.

Check out the opportunities and learn more below.

Start A Mother of a Movement fundraising team

Moms and babies need you now. The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth. Find a March near you and lead a fundraising team to help raise critical funds needed for families. Learn more and sign up today.

Start your own fundraiser at your school and fundraise your way

March of Dimes would like to partner with you and/or your school to help lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. The best part of do-it-yourself fundraising is that you choose want you want to do to support families. Create a fundraiser with your schoolmates, school clubs, community of friends and neighbors around your favorite activity or consider hosting a walk on campus. It is good for you, helps build your resume and experience and is great for moms and babies.

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Looking for fundraising ideas for students by students? Click here.

Build awareness for March of Dimes

Want to get to know March of Dimes staff, volunteers and families impacted by the mission? Interested in elevating what’s going on in your community and sharing resources to help others learn more and support their health journey? You can inspire action in-person and online through your own social channels for March of Dimes. You can do this by leveraging your social media and your own network to help others learn about March of Dimes, its mission and ways that they can help out or get more education.

Check out the image/video library and ready-to-use social posts for current campaigns to make this easy.

  • Brand images and videos can be downloaded here.  
  • Ready-to-use social posts are downloadable from the Social Press Kit.
  • Share why it is important to you to fight for the health of all moms and babies by create your own posts and tagging @March of Dimes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok tock.

Learn more about how to get your school/college/university campus involved. Build awareness about the maternal and infant health crisis and March of Dimes on your campus and connect with any National Service Partner groups at your school, on your campus and in your community to share information, ideas, and ways of collaborating to help drive fundraising and awareness of the mission.

Check out this toolkit on how you can get started at your school or on your campus: Getting started on your campus (PDF, 993 KB)

Learn more and apply for the National Collegiate Leadership Council. The members of the National Collegiate Leadership Council drive growth, movement and mission impact on their campuses and in their community striving to connect younger audiences to March of Dimes through local and national education, awareness-building, advocacy, fundraising initiatives and campaigns that move the mission of March of Dimes forward. Applications typically open in February/March, annually.

Find a Volunteer Opportunity Near you: Get involved! You can help collect items, host showers, or create kits that support our mission impact programs. You can also support local events by helping to plan, organize or lend a hand day-of the event.

Share Online Curriculum tool for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers

Advocate for key policy changes that impact moms and babies by signing up for the March of Dimes Action Network.

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