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Volunteer Opportunities

Torch Gala


The Torch Gala is the single largest fundraiser of the year for the Georgia Chapter
and attracts Atlanta's finest and most generous philanthropists. The evening’s entertainment
includes a seated dinner, live music, dancing, silent auction and raffle.

* Committee Members

*Administrative Pre-event Volunteers: Help with administrative projects in the office, such as Save the Date, patron and invitation mailings, administrative tasks related to the Book of Hope and auctions.

*Day-of-Event Volunteers: Greeter, raffle sales volunteer, auction monitor, auction check-out, and event clean-up

Golf Classic


* Committee Members

* Administrative Pre-event Volunteers: Help with administrative projects in the office such as Save the Date and patron mailings, assembling the silent auction, and perhaps other tasks

* Day-of-Event Volunteers: registration/check-in, silent auction set-up, hole monitors for Hole in One and Closest to the Pin contests, silent auction check-out, event clean-up

To volunteer at Gala or Golf, contact: Shannon Primm,




Patient & Professional Education Programs, Atlanta

* Day-of-Event Material Preparation

* Guest Speakers

* Day-of-Event Volunteers: Registration/check-in, timers for patient program and professional program, event clean-up

Advocacy - January
Volunteers are needed to attend our annual Lobby Day at the Georgia State Capitol and lobby for changes Step Therapy practices, and for other bills that affect patients with Crohn's and colitis.

GI Office Visits, Year-round

Volunteers needed to drop off Foundation information at gastroenterology offices, and possibly speak with staff at these offices about the Foundation's mission and programs.

Camp Oasis

Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential summer camp program for children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 

* Administrative Pre-event Volunteers

* Camper check-in

* Camp counselors

* Camp nurses

To volunteer with one of these programs, contact: Mary Esna-Ashari,



Take Steps walks, Atlanta (May) and (October) Savannah

Take Steps is our walk program, where participants register as individuals or as a team, to fundraise to support camp and critical research for IBD. Walk day is full of family fun to reward participants for all of their hard work!

* Committee Members

* Administrative Pre-event Volunteers

* Day-of-Event Volunteers: registration, t-shirt/hat tent, food tent, Kids Corral, walk route, set-up, clean-up

Team Challenge half marathons

Team Challenge is the Foundation's endurance program, where participants train for 16 weeks while fundraising for research and patient support, in preparation to run or walk a half marathon inone of the above destinations!

* Grassroots Marketing: attend race expos, post flyers, distribute brochures

* Supervise tables at Saturday trainings

* Administrative volunteering in the office: prepare packets for information meetings, prepare packets for race weekend participants

spin4 crohn's & colitis cures is an indoor cycling relay held each fall. Participants may sign up in teams of four and each ride 25 minutes, or sign up as an individual and ride the entire two hours!  Volunteers are needed to assist as:

*Committee Members

*Pre-event: goodie bag preparation, administrative help in office to send mailings

*Day of event: set up, managing stations such as check in, snacks and raffle tables, and clean up

To volunteer at Team Challenge or spin4 events, contact: Lindsey Denton,


Administrative (non-event related)

* Prepare General Gift Ask Mailings: Assist office staff with preparing mailings for differing purposes to encourage previous and new donors to mail donations to the Foundation.

Mailings can benefit Camp Oasis, research or patient programs.

Volunteer tasks would include: preparing a mailing list in Microsoft Excel, merging the mailing list into a form letter in Microsoft Word, printing letters and stuffing envelopes, attaching postage and sealing solution for large batches of letters.

If you have questions please contact: Christine Morris, Development Coordinator at
(404) 982-0616, ext. 1.