Advocacy at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition provides individuals with many ways to become involved in the greater disability community. Where ever your interest may lie, you have plenty of opportunities to become involved.
All volunteer opportunities start here: Volunteer Sign-up Options. The options change regularly so check back often. The first page has a list of all the current volunteer openings.
If you are eager to take your advocacy work to a greater level, systemic advocacy offers so many opportunities. Systems advocates work to make a change by getting involved with the legislative and rulemaking bodies, attending committees and meetings which establish rules, regulations, and policies which affect all people with disabilities. By changing the system as a whole, you can alter the outcome for the individual. In most cases, in order to represent and/or speak on behalf of CCDC at policy meetings, you must take the 10-week Basic Advocacy Class. Please be aware we do not take volunteers or interns for our legal department.
Begin your journey or take your next step by enrolling in the CCDCs Basic Advocacy Certification Training class – a prerequisite to being a CCDC Advocate. We offer this course twice a year. The 10-week class meets one day a week for four hours on the beautiful DU campus. Taught by professionals working in the disability community, these subject matter experts are eager to share their knowledge and experience. You can take the class in-person or online as a virtual student – both offer the best introductory advocacy class around.
You can register for the next session by completing the online Basic Advocacy Training class application (Online Registration). Complete the application and submit. It’s that easy.