VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: ADVOCATES IN ACTION
At 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 people 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. Advocates who have taken our 9 week Advocacy class can represent the organization on policy-making boards or committees or engaging in citizen lobbying. Other volunteer opportunities include organizing or assisting with events, staffing outreach booths, working phone banks, and much more.
Please be aware we do not accept volunteers or interns for our legal programs.
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.
If you do not live in Denver, we are happy to announce 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.
On behalf of CCDC, thank you very much for your interest in becoming a volunteer.