A Guide to Navigating The RLS Foundation's Support Group Network
One of the most common questions we get at the Foundation is, "Where can I find support in my area?"
Across the U.S. and Canada, the RLS Foundation has a network of more than 75 individuals that serve as support volunteers for those suffering from RLS. Support group leaders organize meetings in their community to provide a safe haven for RLS sufferers to come together and share their stories, discuss coping strategies and learn about the latest treatments and information.
If there isn't a support group in your area, you can check to see if there is a contact nearby. Contacts are former group leaders who are available to offer support by phone or email to those in their area that are seeking RLS information, resources and support. They do not offer meetings but can assist in finding help where you live.
Another vital volunteer role with the RLS Foundation is our network of moderators who assist in managing the Foundation's discussion board. They are the virtual extension of our network that facilitates discussion and support regardless of your location or the time of day.
Check out the images below for a listing of our RLS Foundation volunteer family! You can also search for a support group or contact near you on our website.
We are always looking to expand our volunteer network, and to provide integral support and counsel to those in underserved areas. If you are interested in applying to become a support group leader, here are the steps:
- Learn more about the role by viewing the support group leader description.
- Submit an application!
- The Foundation will send references a brief questionnaire.
- Once reference questionnaires are returned, a volunteer manual is provided and a phone interview is scheduled.
- You then plan your first meeting with the support from the Foundation!
Please send your completed application to:
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Attn: Chiara Corey
3006 Bee Caves Road, Suite D206
Or email Chiara@rls.org with your application form.
Our volunteer network is brimming with the enthusiasm of dedicated individuals - They continue to help The Foundation spread awareness and provide support to those facing RLS. Attend a support group meeting in your area or start one yourself! We want you to be a part of our team!