VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: ADVOCATES IN ACTION
At the CCDC we have some of the best, most passionate and dedicated volunteers in the state.
Volunteering at CCDC is the experience of a lifetime. Many individuals who began volunteering at CCDC now have paid employment in the disability community and beyond as a result of the skills they develop. However, many people also choose to remain at CCDC, volunteering for years, even decades, because of the intense satisfaction. The feedback we hear speaks to the impact the experience has on the lives of the volunteers AND the recipients. We hear comments such as: “Volunteering at CCDC gave me my life back,” and “I used to feel powerless and alone, and now I am part of making real change that will help thousands of people with disabilities.” Most volunteers come to us because they experienced discrimination directly or through a family member. They generally want to “do something” to make sure that their experience with the system is not repeated.
CCDC offers a variety of opportunities. We provide initial and ongoing training for our volunteers. Volunteers can become involved assisting individuals who encounter problems with government programs or service providers, represent the organization on policy making boards or committees, engaging in citizen lobbying, organizing events or assisting with events, and much more.
CCDC also seeks people with specific skills including website management, medical professionals, attorneys, and experts in specific areas to provide pro bono or low-cost services.
CCDC encourages volunteers to take the advocacy training class, which gives an overview of the organization and the areas in which we work. Please contact Angela Nevin at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our certification program and class calendar.
If you’d like to join us, to work and advocate for people with disabilities and for social justice, there are a number of ways you can volunteer.
We are always in need of volunteers. We welcome your help and anyone who is interested would need to attend our new volunteer orientation. Sign up by emailing Dawn Howard at email@example.com
If you do not live in Denver, we are happy to announce that our advocacy class is now available online. We value our rural and frontier members and your help is incredibly important. Email Angela Nevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions or want to sign up for orientation, please contact Dawn Howard at email@example.com or call 303-531-7333.
On behalf of CCDC, thank you very much for your interest in becoming a volunteer.