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The rapid and significant progress to advance end-of-life options is due to your commitment to take action ... and the dedication of more than 65,000 Compassion & Choices volunteers nationwide. We have tools, tips and team resources here to support your activity. However, wherever and whenever you want to get involved, we have what you need. Together, we are making a difference. Thank you for taking action in your community.


Welcome to the Compassion & Choices Volunteer Resource Center, your
one-stop shop for volunteer information and resources. On this page, you
will find everything you need to get involved as a Compassion & Choices volunteer.

Get Started

Getting started as a volunteer with Compassion & Choices is easy! Just follow a few simple steps:

  1. Sign up to volunteer using our online form.
  2. If there is an Action Team in your area, you will be put in touch with your local Action Team leader to get started.
  3. If there is not an Action Team in your area, you’ll be linked up to our network of training resources and advocacy materials, and we’ll get in touch with you when your efforts count most and if a new Action Team Leader steps up in your area.
  4. Meanwhile, watch and read through the materials below to learn more!


Volunteer Action Network Video Training: Petitioning, Tabling, Canvassing

Volunteer Action Network Video Training: How to Lobby and Talk to Lawmakers

Volunteer Action Network Video Training: Passing a Local Resolution

Medical Aid-in-Dying Program Handbook

Medical Aid in Dying Webinar Training

Volunteer Action Network Toolkit: Public Speaking

Public Speaking & Storytelling Webinar 

Truth in Treatment Program Handbook

Volunteer Action Network Toolkit: A Guide to Volunteer Advocacy (full toolkit)

  1. Introduction
  2. Toolkit: Communication with Your Legislators and the Media
  3. Toolkit: Petitions, Tabling and Canvassing
  4. Toolkit: Basic Lobbying
  5. Toolkit: Passing a Local Resolution
  6. Toolkit: Holding a “How to Die in Oregon Screening”
  7. Toolkit: Holding a House Party

Toolkit: Where Do Candidates and Elected Officials Stand on Medical Aid in Dying?

Toolkit: LGBT Outreach – Comprehensive materials for outreach in the LGBT community.

Student Activity Guide– Make your next school paper, presentation or discussion about a cutting-edge issue.

Volunteer Brownbag Archives

The National Volunteer Brownbag Series is a free hour-long educational conference call that features leaders in the end-of-life care movement talking about important and timely topics. The Volunteer BrownBag Series will resume in September, 2018. In the meantime, the BrownBag Archives include speakers and  topics that are still relevant to the work that we do. Click here to view the archives of speakers and topics.

Quarterly Action Bulletins

Once you’ve reviewed the training materials and have a more comprehensive understanding of the end-of-life care and options issues we work on, get started today by reading through the most recent edition of our Quarterly Action BulletinThe Quarterly Action Bulletin is designed to let you know exactly what you can do to help the end-of-life options movement right now and give you the resources you need to to be effective. Every volunteer opportunity on the bulletin will push our movement forward and will prepare you for future advocacy.

Fall 2018 Quarterly Action Bulletin
Summer 2018 Quarterly Action Bulletin
Winter 2018 Quarterly Action Bulletin
Fall 2017 Quarterly Action Bulletin
Summer 2017 Quarterly Action Bulletin
Spring 2017 Quarterly Action Bulletin
Winter 2017 Quarterly Action Bulletin
Fall 2016 Quarterly Action Bulletin