Thank you for your interest in becoming a teen advisor for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) and serving the food allergy community. Members of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) support FARE programming through volunteer projects and activities throughout the year, provide insights and feedback to support FARE programs and serve as ambassadors at a local and/or national level to support teens with food allergies.
Before completing this application, please be aware of the requirements listed below. By completing this application you acknowledge understanding of these terms:
- Must be a U.S. resident between the ages of 11 and 22.
- TAG members ages 11-17 must have the permission of a parent or guardian to participate in program activities. FARE will confirm this permission once applicants are accepted to the TAG.
- Should have a medically diagnosed food allergy, and follow a food-allergy management plan to include strict avoidance of problem food(s) and carrying two epinephrine auto-injectors at all times.
- Volunteer opportunities may include, but are not limited to: writing articles for our Teen Blog, website and other publications; presenting about food allergies to schools in your community (i.e. deliver FARE's Be A Pal presentation to your local elementary school); sharing information about food allergies with your local food bank; planning a panel discussion for teens and parents about preparing for college; serving as leaders or representatives of FARE at local and/or national events; working together on group projects and acting as mentors and offering support for other teens who are seeking guidance.
-Are strongly encouraged to submit a story and photo to ContainsCourage@foodallergy.org as part of FARE's Contains: Courage™ Campaign.
- Primary form of contact from FARE is e-mail. TAG members must have email access and be able to respond to emails within 24-48 hours.
- TAG members may be asked on occasion to connect with teens in their area seeking peer-to-peer support, and should be willing and able to respond to these requests in a timely fashion.
- Must be willing to be identified on FARE website and documents as a TAG member, such as FARECon featuring Teen Summit. TAG member names (first name, last initial, and home state) will be used as an identifier.
Application Deadline: Monday, February 4 at 11:59 pm ET - TAG members will begin receiving TAG communications by early March.
Questions about these requirements can be directed to Karie Mulkowsky, National Programs Sr. Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.