Volunteers are an integral part of the CCA community and are located across Australia. By dedicating a few hours on a one-off or regular basis, our volunteers provide valued support to the IBD community.
There are many different ways to volunteer with Crohn’s & Colitis Australia based on your interests, experience or skills you have. Please see below for current volunteer opportunities, and get in touch with us if you are interested in volunteering your time.
We’d love to hear from you! Email our Volunteer and Programs Coordinator for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Group Facilitator
Support Group Facilitators co-ordinate and facilitate support group meetings (monthly or bimonthly). Support Group meetings aim to reduce personal distress and strengthen the belief that an individual with IBD can manage their unique personal challenges. Or, you may want to start as a Back-up Facilitator to assist the Facilitator to ensure the group can always meet regularly. We are currently seeking interest for Support Group Facilitators to establish groups in the following areas:
- Perth WA
- Geelong VIC
- Central Coast NSW
- Blacktown or surrounding suburbs NSW
We are also in need of back-up facilitators for the following groups
- Wollongong NSW
- Gold Coast – Helensvale QLD
- Adelaide SA
- Launceston TAS
- Hobart TAS
- St Kilda VIC
- Mornington VIC
Volunteer Teams (VT) are groups of regional volunteers recognised and supported by CCA. The purpose of a VT is to increase CCA’s reach and enhance the quality of services provided to CCA members and all individuals living with, or affected by, IBD. Supporting the work of CCA staff, VTs help to create greater organisational capacity to extend support programs and enhance fundraising and awareness in their communities. CCA are looking to establish a volunteer teams in every state including regional areas.
Local Champions raise awareness of IBD and CCA in their local electorates and support lobbying campaigns for better quality of care and funding for IBD. With help from CCA, you will make contact with your community (for example: MPs, businesses, schools, community groups or media) and spread the word about IBD and the important work of CCA. Local champions are needed in every state
Ambassadors use their proven media profile to increase visibility of IBD and raise awareness of the challenges experienced by people living with the condition. This program is tailored for individuals with a significant media following who wish to help us raise CCA’s public profile.
iConnect Support Crew
The CCA Digital Helpline, iConnect, provides an opportunity for those with IBD to access online support as well as resources, to help manage their IBD or assist them in their role as a carer.The Support Crew provides support and information through online one-on-one conversations with people accessing the service. Support Crew volunteers will use their knowledge of Crohn’s and colitis to assist clients with their inquiries and issues they are facing in a confidential chat format. Crew members can be men or women with IBD, IBD nurses or carers of someone with IBD.
Can’t commit to an ongoing role? You can still donate your time on a one-off or ad hoc basis. Send us an email and we can find the best campaign or event for you.
Youth Program Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to assist at our youth programs throughout 2019. If you are living in Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney and are interested in being involved in our youth programs we would love to hear from you.
Does your workplace give you a day to volunteer for a charitable organisation? We welcome corporate volunteers to use their day with CCA. Send us an email and we can arrange a time to use your volunteer day with us
If there are no suitable roles advertised below, you can still express an interest in volunteering with us by sending your resume to email@example.com.
Fundraising is another great way to get involved with the IBD community.
For more information on fundraising, click here.