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Take Action in California

We need your help to improve care and expand options at the end of life for everyone. Here’s how you can get more involved.

Volunteer

There are ample opportunities for people eager to volunteer in support of the California Access Campaign. Compassion & Choices California is looking for volunteers with the following skills:

  • Public speaking
  • Office support
  • Tabling
  • Willingness to share compelling stories

Get involved today! Click below to get a volunteer application, or contact [email protected] with questions.


Come to an Event

Connect with other California supporters and volunteers at C&C events. Here is a list of upcoming options; check back often to see when we’ll be in your community.

Upcoming Events

Online California Statewide
Introductory Webinar on the End of Life Option Act and the Access Campaign
Thursdays at 9am – 10am
To RSVP and receive instructions for joining the webinar, please complete this form

Encinitas
EOLOA presentation to North County Democratic Club
Date: Nov. 19th
Time: noon – 1 pm
Location: Encinitas Library
Presenter: Lynne Caulkins, retired RN, and Lisa Klinger co-lead San Diego Action Team Date: November 19th
Please contact Joe Barnes, CA Outreach Manager at [email protected] for additional information.

Santa Barbara
End of Life Option Act Presentation as part of the Empowered Aging Series cosponsored by the University Club in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Village
Monday, November 21
From 2pm to 3:30pm
Presenters: Dr.Fred Kass, Director of Medical Oncology at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and Debbie Molnar, Compassion & Choices Outreach Volunteer and retired nurse
The University Club of Santa Barbara – 1332 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Please RSVP to Cyndi Pipes at [email protected] or (805) 729-5038

Palm Springs
EOLOA presentation at the Palm Springs Public Library
Date: November 30th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 300 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA
Presenter: Paul Zak, Compassion & Choices Volunteer
Please contact Joe Barnes, CA Outreach Manager at [email protected] for additional information.

Oxnard
Presentation on End of Life Options – information provided in English and Spanish
Thursday, December 1
Starts at 11am
Palm Vista Senior Center – 801 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93030
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, Central CA Outreach Manager at [email protected]

Oxnard
Presentation on End of Life Options
Friday, December 2
Starts at 11am
Wilson Senior Center – 350 N C St, Oxnard, CA 93030
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, Central CA Outreach Manager at [email protected]

Los Angeles
Compassion & Choices Workshop: Understanding the End of Life
Option Act & Planning Ahead
Facilitator: Joe Barnes, CA Outreach Manager
Friday, December 17
12:00pm-2:30pm
3055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1010, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Please contact Joe Barnes, CA Outreach Manager at [email protected] for additional information
and to RSVP before December 12th deadline.

 

CA Webinar
Compassion & Choices Webinars: Introduction to the End of Life Option Act & Finding Care
Date: Saturday, October 29th
Times: 10am-11am and 12noon-1:00pm
RSVP directly Joe Barnes, CA Outreach Manager at [email protected] before October 21st deadline.

Fairs — Compassion & Choices California maintains a presence at fairs statewide, where we educate people about end-of-life care. Stop by and say hi, or call our office if you’d like to volunteer at our booth.

Informational meetings — Compassion & Choices California can come discuss end-of-life topics at organizational or community meetings. Options include panel discussions, presentations on relevant topics (e.g. legal, medical or religious perspectives), short videos, Q&A sessions and readings by prominent authors in the field. We’ll work with you to come up with a program that best suits your needs. Contact us at 866.825.8967 or [email protected] to make arrangements.


Share your Story

Personal narratives helped fuel our success in California and other states. Sharing yours can help improve care and expand end-of-life options across the country. Tell us about a friend or family member’s experiences — or your own — and be sure to incorporate your thoughts and opinions. We offer complete confidentiality and happily accept anonymous stories.

Click here to share your story.


Complete your Advance Directive

An advance directive is an official document to let medical personnel know your end-of-life preferences and the person you’ve chosen to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Click here to find the most current advance-planning resources from the state of California. Also, check out C&C’s Good To Go Toolkit and Resource Guide, which can help you identify your end-of-life priorities and ensure that your wishes are honored. Learn more about advance planning here.


Help further our important work with a tax-deductible gift to Compassion & Choices today. Your donation allows us to support terminally ill clients and their families, provide technical assistance to physicians, liaise with lawmakers and the media, and advocate for improved patient care and expanded choice at the end-of-life.