Pain Ambassador Network

Chronic pain patients are often ignored, misunderstood, and undertreated.

We must work together to change that.

Become an ambassadorAmbassador toolkit Current opportunities Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award

Become an ambassador

The U.S. Pain Ambassador Network isn’t just a network of volunteers–it’s a family. Many of our ambassadors form relationships with their fellow pain warrior that last a life time.

We also understand that, because of pain, finding the time and energy to volunteer can be difficult. That’s why our ambassador program is tailored to your needs and abilities. You can contribute as much time as you want, and many activities can be done from the comfort of your home. Even five minutes a month can make a huge difference! 

Examples of ambassador efforts:

  • Host an information table or awareness event in your community (can be at a hospital, a library, a statehouse… anywhere!)
  • Participate in or host a fundraiser (online or in-person)
  • Help distribute U.S. Pain materials and resources (e.g. to your doctor’s office, your local library, etc.)
  • Participate in different awareness campaigns year-round, such as Pain Awareness Month or KNOWvember

How it works:

  1. Sign up to become an ambassador by completing this questionnaire. It only takes about five minutes.
  2. After you complete the questionnaire, you’ll become a “junior ambassador” and get a password for the ambassador toolkit, which has resources and information on various volunteer opportunities.
  3. Complete three tasks as a junior ambassador to earn the “ambassador” title. Upon becoming an official U.S. Pain ambassador, you will receive a certificate and ambassador package!

Ambassadors are eligible for special benefits, like trainings, webinars, and conferences. We hope you’ll join our ambassador family! If you have questions, email or

Sign up to become an ambassador today!

Ambassador toolkit

Once you sign up as an ambassador, you will receive a welcome email and a password to access the ambassador toolkit, which has resources to help you to maximize your impact on behalf of the chronic pain community. If you already are an ambassador and haven’t received the password, email

Resources in the toolkit include:

  • Ways to engage
  • Proclamations resources
  • Beautify in Blue resources
  • Light up the Landmark resources
  • Media policy

And more!

Access the ambassador toolkit!

Current opportunities

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The Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award

A tribute to a fellow pain warrior who was active within U.S. Pain Foundation, The Joselynn Badman Ambassador of the Year Award is an annual recognition presented to a volunteer who has excelled in grassroots awareness and advocacy efforts for the pain community. The award is given to an Ambassador and/or Advocate who inspires others to make a positive difference by aligning with the organization’s mission to educate, connect, inform and empower pain warriors while advocating on behalf of the entire pain community.

How does the nomination process work?

U.S. Pain Foundation welcomes anyone to submit a nomination for an individual they feel deserves to be the recipient of this prestigious honor. The nominee, however, must be a Pain Ambassador, Advocate and/or Volunteer for U.S. Pain Foundation. The nomination committee is made up of 5 individuals from various departments within the organization, all of whom have direct contact with Pain Ambassadors and/or Advocates.

The nomination committee is charged with the following:

To select a U.S. Pain Foundation Pain Ambassador,  Advocate and/or Volunteer who exemplifies a willingness to give back to the pain community through U.S. Pain Foundation-driven programs, initiatives and campaigns, while carrying out the organization’s mission to educate, connect, inform and empower those within the pain community.

Members of the nomination committee will additionally make its selection based on the nominee’s efforts and commitment of time, accomplishments, impact to the pain community and enhancement of the lives of others.

Nominations close on December 1stSelf-nominations are not permissible. The nominee will be notified that he/she has been recommended to receive the Ambassador of the Year Award and will then fill out additional information for the nomination committee to review.


Tips to Make Your Nomination Stand Out

Make clear points.
Gain information about the nominee from others.
Create a unique picture of your nominee.
Keep it brief.
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 About Joselynn Badman

An active and nurturing Pain Ambassador for several years, Joselynn Badman was an inspirational volunteer for others living with chronic pain who sought hope and support. Joselynn was able to provide comfort to those who felt their pain condition was not validated. A pain warrior since 2007, Joselynn learned to live life with pain and not in pain, despite the conditions she fought. While a volunteer for U.S. Pain Foundation, Joselynn was able to raise awareness within her state of Indiana, advocated for patient rights and educated others about issues impacting the chronic pain community.

In 2015, Joselynn courageously lost her pain battle, but her legacy lives on. Her willingness to always support the pain community for the greater good of others continues to shine throughout the efforts of the organization and those volunteers who were fortunate to have known Joselynn. She has inspired other Ambassadors to become more actively involved with U.S. Pain Foundation initiatives and has touched the lives of each and every U.S. Pain team member.
U.S. Pain Foundation is honored to memorialize Joselynn’s dedication to the pain community through this unique and empowering award.