Get Involved

Volunteer: We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help with events, various committees and with office work.  Volunteers may register by contacting Eric Israel at We can tailor volunteer opportunities that meet your interests and availability. 

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: Send us a gift and help support Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis research. This gift can also be made in honor or in memory of a loved one. Donate Online. Gifts may also be mailed to: 

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Western New York Chapter
2117 Buffalo Road #299
Rochester, NY  14624

The Power of Two program provides one-to-one support and compassion to patients and their families suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  Individuals participating in the program are matched to volunteers who have had similar challenges and experiences for phone or email 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 and teens. Would you like to assist others or do you need someone to talk with? Join our Power of Two Program. For details, e-mail Chris Joyce