Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Kristen Lowery at klowery@ccfa.org if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities!

Seattle Area Opportunities 

Education & Support Associate - We are seeking an intern January through July 2015 to assist with education program marketing, event planning, help at Seattle area events, and other projects as needed. This is an unpaid position; approximately 15 hours a week at CCFA's Bellevue office. Some projects can be done from home. 

Volunteer Coordinator - We are seeking a volunteer to assist in recruiting, coordinating, and communicating with volunteers for one-time administrative jobs such as stuffing folders and preparing mailings. This person should be very responsive on email and phone and able to commit at least one year. 

Team Challenge Volunteer Support - There are many opportunities to come out and support our runners and walkers who are fundraising for CCFA and training for their first (or next) half marathon. Each of these events is an chance to spread awareness in our community while being fun, social experiences where you will meet great people. Contact Team Manager Meredith Dennis at mdennis@ccfa.org with any questions or if you are looking for other ways to get involved!

  • Destination Races Inaugural Woodinville Wine Country Half Marathon - Volunteer shifts available Friday, September 18th and Saturday September 19th. Opportunities to help with packet pick up, course marshal, water/aid/cheer station, finish line, and more! Volunteer Sign Up is live and you can select whatever shift works for you.

Portland Area Opportunities

Take Steps Portland 2015 Planning Committee Members- logistics, promotions, sponsorship procurement, in-kind donations, day of event volunteers and much more.

Fundraising Events Committee and Volunteers- We need help procuring in-kind donations, posting flyers, and social media advertising!

Intern - We are looking for an intern in the Portland area who can help with our social media marketing, and administrative duties (envelope stuffing, packet assembly etc.) 

Regional Opportunities 

There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of people with Crohn’s and colitis by becoming an advocate for CCFA no matter where you live!

GI Outreach & Education: Our goal is to reach every GI office in the community on a quarterly basis. This is an opportunity for volunteers to visit their local GI offices, provide them with educational resources for their patients, let them know about upcoming events and connect them with the local IBD community. The more informed the medical community is about CCFA, the more resources IBD patients will have. But to get to all the offices, we need your help. If you are interested in participating as a GI Outreach and Educational Volunteer, please let me know so we can be sure to include you in the rollout of this program. CCFA will provide training and all the materials to help you be successful!

Support Group Facilitators: Support groups provide a safe, understanding space where people affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can connect with others and feel supported. We would like have groups in many locations to serve as many communities as possible and we need volunteers to start the groups. Our support groups are driven by volunteer facilitators, supported by CCFA staff. Each facilitator undergoes an interview process and training before serving. Start a new group in your community or help lead an existing group as a co-facilitator! Learn more about the role and responsibilities here.   

Power of Two Program Manager: We are seeking a reliable volunteer who can commit at least one year to maintain the database of mentors for our Power of Two peer-to-peer support program. Responsibilities would include adding mentors to database as they complete training, identifying mentors to match those seeking support and introducing the pair, and following up with both individuals for feedback on the program. Can be done remotely. Must be very responsive on email and phone and very familiar with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week: December 1-7 is national Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week and our Communications and Awareness committee is working hard to create a great outreach plan for the week. We are currently looking for volunteers to help coordinate awareness activities in markets outside of Washington, where our office is located. Some examples of these include working with local media to have our Escape the Stall Public Service Announcement placed on radio, in print and on television or working with local governments to have proclamations dedicating a week to IBD Awareness. Again, CCFA will provide training and materials to help you be successful.