Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Kelsi Messling at kmessling@ccfa.org if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities!

Seattle Area Opportunities 

Education & Support Associate - We are seeking an intern for Fall 2014 (September through mid-December) 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. Working from home is okay; some in-person meetings in Seattle or Eastside are required.

Youth Activity Group Leader – A volunteer is needed to act as adult mentor/leader for the youth council and head chaperone for monthly youth activities. Must be able to attend bi-monthly meetings in Seattle area and correspond with teens on youth council and CCFA Regional Education & Support Manager. We ask for a minimum one year committment. Must be 18+ and pass a background check. 

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. 

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!

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. 

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.