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Volunteer with the Foundation

Volunteers are the heart of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and they make a huge impact on our mission! 

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

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A message to our volunteers

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To our Crohn's & Colitis Foundation volunteers: A message from our President and CEO Michael Osso, President and CEO of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, expresses his thanks to our volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Week.

Make an impact and get involved! 

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Advocacy

Our advocates are patients, caregivers, supporters, researchers, and healthcare providers. By sharing their stories, they ensure that the voices of those affected by IBD are heard. We need your voice— join our Action Network and grassroots advocacy campaigns today!

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Fundraising

Volunteers play a crucial role in driving our mission forward. As a fundraising volunteer you can serve as a Chapter board member, on executive councils, on planning committees, or as an honoree or honored hero for Foundation hosted events.

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Education

The Foundation is committed to providing virtual and in-person education programming for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. We look to volunteers to serve on advisory committees, act as panelists and speakers, help with day-of-event activities, and more!

Support

Support means knowing you have access to accurate information and a caring community who understands what it means to live with IBD. Pitch in as a support group facilitator, Camp Oasis counselor, online community moderator, Power of Two mentor and more.

Healthcare Professionals

We provide a variety of tools and resources to support healthcare professionals at the local, regional, and national level. As a healthcare professional, you can partner with us by getting involved in mission programs, fundraising activities, awareness efforts and more.

Research

The Foundation is always investing in new research to not only find cures, but to better understand IBD and develop new treatment options. Explore our patient research communities to connect with others and learn more about opportunities that might interest you!

Volunteers make an impact

2021 Impact stats

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: more than 200 studies were funded by the Foundation in 2021, and over $446 million invested in IBD research since the Foundation's inception in 1967.

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Contact us

Do you have questions about how to get involved?
You can reach us at [email protected].

Click here to access our IBDVisible Volunteer Toolkit