Volunteer With Us

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada volunteers, in partnership with staff, are making a difference in the lives of those affected by   Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Volunteers use the gifts of time and talent, bring their professional and personal skills to help educate others, advocate for healthy public policy, and contribute to fundraising so that Crohn’s and Colitis Canada can continue to fund critical research and life-changing patient programs.   We know time is precious and are very thankful for anyone who chooses to give any of their time to volunteer with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  There is a range of volunteer opportunities available, including short and longer-term roles and opportunities that are in-person, virtual, and hybrid.    

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Volunteer Engagement Team at volunteer...crohnsandcolitis...ca or you can find more information about current volunteer opportunities or submit your application here: 

Here are the areas of volunteer impact at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada: 

Advocacy awareness builders at IBD Report Launch in Calgary

Advocacy and Awareness  

As a leading health charity in Canada and the largest charity dedicated to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has a mandate to educate, inform, and advocate for the 1 in 140 Canadians currently living with inflammatory bowel disease. Volunteers play a key role in sharing up-to-date information on health-related topics, attending health fairs, and advocating for healthy public policy through programs like our GoHere Washroom Access Program, lighting up local landmarks for Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness month in November, or supporting national activities. 

Find more about advocacy campaigns here. 

Community Engagmement Volunteers at Montreal Gala

Community Engagement and Fundraising  

Volunteers across Canada engage with the IBD community and beyond to help promote Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s mission and fundraise to ultimately find a cure for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.  Community Engagement and Fundraising volunteers wear a variety of hats, from helping to plan and execute virtual and in-person events throughout the year, including Gutsy Walk, and day-of-event support, to promoting patient programs and supporting awareness and advocacy campaigns.

Find out more about our regions and chapters here.

Gutsy Walk participants

Gutsy Walk

Gutsy Walk is the signature, Canada-wide fundraising event of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. It’s a fun, family-friendly way for volunteers to contribute to fundraising to research to find a cure for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Gutsy Walk volunteers have an integral role in partnership with staff and community partners in the planning and execution of in-person and virtual events across Canada on the first Sunday in June each year.

Visit gutsywalk.ca for more information.


Camp Got2Go attendees

Patient Programs

The patient programs at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada aim to improve the quality of life of those affected by IBD.  Volunteers are key in the delivery of a number of programs including Camp Got2Go, the Gutsy Peer Support mentor program for patients and caregivers, and Crohn’s and Colitis Connect.

Have questions?

Email us at: volunteer@crohnsandcolitis.ca

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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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