Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are the heart of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. They make a huge impact on our mission, and we are so grateful for their contributions.

Whether by pitching in at a local chapter event, serving on a leadership board or committee, leading a team through peer-to-peer fundraising, or advocating for patients at the Capitol, volunteers help drive our work to find cures and improve quality of life for IBD patients.

Together, we can make a difference—volunteer today


A message to our volunteers

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A message to our volunteers Michael Osso, President & CEO of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, acknowledges the volunteers who make a huge impact on the Foundation's mission. 

Ways to get involved

Mission volunteer

Whether they’re growing community outreach, advocating for public policy that impacts patients, or helping out at Camp Oasis, mission volunteers play a critical role at the Foundation.

Leadership volunteer

Leadership volunteers serve on boards and committees across the U.S. to help fundraise, engage the community and advance our mission to find cures and improve the lives of IBD patients.

Campaign volunteer

Campaign volunteers sit on executive councils and planning committees, serve as honorees, and assist on event day to help create successful fundraising events that support our mission.

Skill-based volunteer

Skill-based volunteers offer their professional skill sets (i.e. photography, videography, graphic design, accounting, or marketing) to help support the work of the Foundation.

Volunteers make an impact

$384 million invested in research since 1967

We couldn't fight for cures without you!

In partnership with our volunteers, we are improving the lives of patients and their families every day and moving towards a world without IBD. Here’s what volunteer partners like you help make possible: over 2 million connections with through our education, support, and advocacy programs last year, and over $384 million invested in IBD research since 1967.

Volunteer Voices


Chris Adams is the Board President for the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Having lived with Crohn’s disease for more than 33 years, Chris has endured several surgeries and countless life changing complications. Through it all, Chris took those challenges in stride and has since connected to a world he could not have imagined. Watch Chris tell his story and learn how he gets involved with the Foundation. 

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