Get Involved

Interested in getting involved with the Greater New York Chapter? Read about some of our programs below. You can also check out a list of upcoming Chapter events, or find information about the Take Steps walk or Team Challenge half-marathon training program.


Fundraising Pages

Create a fundraising page in honor of your personal milestone or in memory of a loved one. You can find another person's fundraising page here.


Young Professionals Committee

Join the Greater New York Chapter Young Professionals! Young people aged 20-40 come together to plan two fundraising events per year, along with Happy Hours and other social events. Contact Lynnette Sorio at lsorio@ccfa.org or 646-388-9287.


Teen Group

The Teen Group encourages area teenagers to raise awareness and funds through a Teen Group Take Steps team and other initiatives. Contact Lynnette Sorio at lsorio@ccfa.org or 646-388-9287.


Power of Two                               

The Power of Two program provides one-on-one short-term support to patients and their families coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals participating in the program are matched with volunteers who have had similar challenges and experiences for phone or e-mail conversations. This program is open to adults with IBD as well as parents of children with IBD. We are working to expand this program to serve spouses of people with IBD; if your spouse is an IBD patient and you are willing to be a Power of Two volunteer, we would love to have you!   

If you would like to participate in the Power of Two program, please complete the appropriate form and email or mail it to:
120 Broadway, Suite 1050A, New York, NY 10271


Volunteer

Volunteers Needed for GI Outreach! The Greater NY Regional Education and Support Manager is looking for a volunteer to assist with updating and maintaining a master list of GI offices in the Greater NY area.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Internet research to identify local GI practices
  2. Calling GI Offices to confirm contact person/info
  3. Updating data on an Excel spreadsheet

This would be an ongoing project for a volunteer who can come into the office on a weekly basis. We are looking for someone who is comfortable using the computer for research and data entry and making telephone calls.

The Greater New York Chapter currently needs volunteers for:

  • Adopt-A-Doctor: Drop off CCFA materials at doctors’ offices in New York City. Help ensure that all patients have access to CCFA programs and information.
  • Office assistance: Help out in the Greater New York Chapter Office
  • Event-day assistance: Join us the day of a fundraising or education event to volunteer
  • Event Committees: Join an event committee to help plan a fundraising event.

 Submit your volunteer application today! If you have any questions, please contact Lynnette Sorio at lsorio@ccfa.org or 646-388-9287 


Workplace Giving

The CCFA Greater New York Chapter is a member of Community Health Charities.  Employees of corporations, federal agencies, and state/municipal governments nationwide have the option to give to CCFA through Community Health Charities. Our CHC identification code is: 44159. If you would like information on how to bring Community Health Charities to your workplace, please contact Michele Zellers at mzellers@ccfa.org or 646-388-9292


Honor a Loved One With a Tribute Donation

Making donations on behalf of others or in memory of others is a meaningful way of recognizing commitment to an important cause. You can make a tribute or memorial donation and have us send a tribute card (suggested minimum donation $25.00). Your tribute gift can be mailed to our office at CCFA Greater New York Chapter 120 Broadway Suite 1050A New York, NY 10271 Attn: Jose Louis Muñoz or charged to a credit card by contacting Jose Louis Muñoz at jmunoz@ccfa.org or 646-388-9291.