A Compassion & Choices Action Team is a group of passionate and dedicated individuals who volunteer in their region to build community support for state legislation, the Truth in Treatment™ initiative, local efforts and public education to improve care and expand end-of-life options, including medical aid in dying. Action Teams are the heart of a community, and in every state where medical aid in dying is now part of the standard practice of end-of-life care, Action Teams, in partnership with Compassion & Choices staff, have led the way.
Actions Teams can perform a variety of functions depending on local and state goals and volunteer capacity. Generally, they advance Compassion & Choices’ mission by developing and organizing local advocacy efforts in response to statewide priorities. This can include political advocacy, providing community educational programming, fundraising, and building local capacity by recruiting, training and informing volunteers, community leaders, local healthcare providers and the public.
We thought you’d never ask! If you’d like to lead an Action Team, sign up to volunteer and check the “Lead Action Team” box in the volunteer application. If you’ve already signed up to volunteer and would like to learn more about leading an Action Team, email us at [email protected]. We’ll reach out to you to let you know more about what it takes to lead an Action Team. If you decide to lead a local team, we can provide you resources, training, and a list of Compassion & Choices supporters in your state to contact to get started.