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The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.

About this opportunity

Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association is seeking a Coordinator of Volunteers to recruit, orient, guide and appreciate the volunteers who power the Association. The Coordinator will work closely with selected Board members to develop recruiting plans, establish relationships, orient and guide new volunteers, set up a system to track volunteer activities, and plan an annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This position requires a 12-month commitment. Time is flexible (approximately 20 hours/month) and work will be done from home with occasional in-person meetings in the greater Boston area. This position is a great opportunity to showcase your skill at team-building and achieving desired outcomes.


  • Self-starter; outgoing personality; strong communication skills.
  • Previous experience working with groups of volunteers.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including familiarity with using databases and the internet; must have own up-to-date equipment.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for volunteering; sensitivity to circumstances of individual volunteers.
  • Focus on successful outcomes.
  • Willing to learn about CFIDS/ME and Fibromyalgia.

You don't have to be a patient to help in this way! This is perfect for a healthy friend or family member who has experience managing groups of volunteers, and a great resume-builder. If you are interested, please Contact Us.

Notice about names

The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are currently using ME/CFS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are calling the illness CFS.

Until there is consensus on a name for the illness, the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association name will not change.