At Donor Alliance, our volunteers are a vital component in fulfilling our mission to save lives through organ and tissue donation. Our “Advocates for Life” volunteer program strives to offer numerous introductory trainings, specialized messaging and speech writer’s workshops, in addition to presentations from our expert staff on the processes of organ and tissue donation. We aim to provide a multitude of training and educational opportunities throughout the year to equip our volunteers with the greatest skills and knowledge base in order to best advocate action towards registering organ and tissue donors throughout Colorado and Wyoming. Advance sign up for all training classes is required. Confirmation e-mails will be sent to you one week prior to training. A minimum of at least 5 Advocates is required for training. To sign up for any of the below classes, please e-mail volunteer@donoralliance.org.

Advocate 101

This session is for potential Advocates. Get an introduction to Donor Alliance, the cause of organ and tissue donation, the “Advocates for Life” volunteer program and the next steps to getting involved. These sessions are typically held in Denver, but offered as a Webinar-so we encourage regional Advocates to join in remotely.

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00am-Denver, Colorado
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00am-Denver, Colorado

Becoming a Community Advocate

This session is for Advocates that are ready to activate in their communities! Advocates will learn more about the Advocates for Life volunteer program, setting up a Donor Designation Station, interacting with members of the community and telling your connection to donation and transplantation within the setting of a community event.

*All training locations are subject to change.

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00am-Location TBD

Introduction to Speakers Bureau

This workshop is designed for Advocates who desire to work on developing their stories in a safe and supportive environment. Advocates will need to bring their current 5 minute in length speeches. Each Advocate will share a 5 minute version of their story. Then as a group we will discuss the importance of: setting the tone, knowing your audience, evaluating your opportunity, repetition with structure, phrases and key words. The facilitators will spend time with each attendee one on one to specifically address the structure and points of each Advocate’s story. Each Advocate will be provided with constructive feedback, pointers and guidance to improve the effectiveness of their own presentations.

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018-Denver, Colorado

Experienced Advocate Symposium

This four hour training is designed for Advocates who have been through our beginning training classes and are looking to learn more in-depth information. Advocates will hear from Donor Alliance Executive Leadership, updates about the Advocates for Life program, review of community event procedures, speakers bureau review, the future of donation and transplantation and more! If you are interested in the training but are a regional volunteer and/or unable to get to Denver, please e-mail volunteers@donoralliance.org.

  • Saturday, November 3rd, 10:00am-2:00pm. Location TBD.

For more information, or to sign up, contact:

Mandy Bock, Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator
303-370-2712