Get Involved

Interested in getting involved with the Northern California Chapter? Read about some of our programs below. You can also check out a list of upcoming Chapter events.



Looking to volunteer? Fill out our volunteer application with your interests OR send an email to with your name and contact information as well as what you're interested in helping with (office work, events, phone calls, etc.). We will be in contact with you should we have a current or future need for your assistance. We are truly grateful for your help and support – we could not do this without YOU!



Join a Committee! 
Each of our events is run by a volunteer committee, so whether wine and auctions peak your interest or you'd like to use your connections and skills to expand our footprint at the local Take Steps walk, we'd love to have you. Fill out this brief survey to request more information.



Be an Intern
Looking for an internship? The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is looking for smart and passionate intern(s) to join us at our downtown San Francisco office this school year. Internships are unpaid but provide great experience for those pursuing a career in non-profit management, marketing, communication, PR, events or fundraising.  Contact Angela Giganti at if interested.



Become a Member
As a member of CCFA, you will help us further the cause while receiving special membership benefits.  Membership benefits include subscription to the chapter newsletter and national magazine, discounts on CCFA books, and invitations to participate in chapter events and programs. Individual memberships are only $30.  Join or renew today!


 Donate Your Car, Boat or R.V. to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Our vehicle donation program helps to raise needed funds for research and community-based education programs. It is a lot easier than selling it yourself, and you will receive a tax deduction. Call us at (650) 367-7788 for more information, or donate online today.



Workplace Giving
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's 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 the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation 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 Harriet Patterson at



Be an Advocate!
Connect with your representatives to share your story and help further initiatives that will better the lives of those living with IBD.  For easy steps on how you can make your voice heard with your representative, find more information here.

Come to an event!
The Northern California Chapter hosts several events throughout the year including our two largest, the California Wine Classic gala and the Sacramento Burger Battle.  Join us! To learn more about our upcoming events, visit our Chapter Event Page.



Young Professionals Board & Network
Join the Northern California Chapter Young Professionals! Young people aged 21-40 come together to fundraise, raise awareness and socialize through quarterly events throughout the year. Sign up for our email list here or if you have any questions, contact Angela Giganti at


 Take Steps for a cure
This family friendly community event is a great way to join the fight in finding a cure for IBD and raising awareness for these devastating diseases.  With locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, the East Bay, Sacramento, and Fresno, we hope to see you there! For more information visit



Challenge yourself with Team Challenge
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Endurance Training Program will be by your side as you train for a destination half marathon, triathlon or cycling event.  Raise funds to further our mission while you get expert coaching no matter whether it’s your first event or your 50th.  Learn more at



spin4 crohn’s & colitis cures
Get ready for a #partyonabike as you take on this cycling relay.  Create a team, raise funds and spin4 cures! For more information visit