The great success of Rockin’ for Research is due to the amazing efforts of many deeply committed and talented volunteers.

Executive Committee

Rockin’ for Research was founded and is planned by an extraordinarily dedicated group of individuals who work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure the ongoing success of this signature JDRF Gala.

2017 Executive Committee

Mary Jane Devine – Gala Chair
Pam Burns – Live Auction Chair
Carol Hagan – Silent Auction & Draw Chair
Emily LePan – Marketing & Communications Chair


Advisory Council

The role of the Advisory Council is very straightforward, the time commitment is small, and there are no meetings to attend. This group of committed business and community leaders helps JDRF maximize the funds raised by Rockin’ for Research by inspiring friends and business contacts to help in any of four significant ways.

2017 Advisory Council Members

Mary Falconer
Larry Hagan
Rose VanderZalm


Please click here to learn more about the Role of the Advisory Council

If you are interested in discussing a leadership volunteer role, please contact:

Lisa Mitchell
Volunteer & Event Logistics Coordinator

Office & Weekend of Event Volunteers

More than 200 amazing volunteers help out in a wide variety of positions in the office prior to the event and on the weekend of Rockin’ for Research.

Auction Acquisition Team

Use your people skills and initiative throughout the year to secure auction and draw items by contacting businesses in your network.

Office Volunteers

Detail oriented & organized volunteers with solid computer and communications skills, and flexible weekday schedules are needed!

  • Auction Administrative Assistant – Join the team on a weekly basis at the office to help input data, send emails, follow up with donors, and arrange delivery or pick up of auction items.
  • Invitation assembly

Weekend of Event Volunteers

  • Guest Check-in
  • Greeters
  • Guest Cash-out
  • Prize Draw Ticket Sales
  • Silent & Live Auction monitors, runners & spotters
  • Décor & general event set up, cleanup crew+ more!
If you would like to donate your time, talent and energy, please contact:

Lisa Mitchell
Volunteer & Event Logistics Coordinator