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 trainings 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 trainings is required. Please e-mail to sign up.

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, January 21- Donor Alliance Recovery Center, 10:00am-11:30am
  • Saturday, March 18- Location TBD
  • Wednesday, August 9- Denver
  • Saturday, September 9-Location TBD
  • Saturday, November 11-Location TBD

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, March 25-Donor Alliance Recovery Center
  • Saturday, June 3-Casper, WY
  • Saturday, September 23-Location TBD
  • Saturday, December 9-Location TBD

Introduction to Speakers Bureau

This workshop is facilitated by Brianna Doby with Positive Rhetoric, and 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.

*All trainings are 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017-Denver
  • Saturday, August 12, 2017-Denver

For more information, or to sign up, contact:

Mandy Bock, Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator