CKG offers a number of volunteer opportunities for all ages.
From staffing an information table or representing our mission and providing hope at a community event, to cheering on runners
at one of our SpeakUp5k races, there are a variety of ways to volunteer your time and talent to promote our mission of raising awareness around mental health, erasing stigmas, providing education and tools that help. We value our amazing, mission critical volunteers and work hard to create community among them.
CKG SpeakUp Clubs are student-led organizations based in individual schools which focus on
the mental health and wellness of its students. With versions for both high school and college, they promote positivity, encourage kindness, and strive to create an environment of inclusiveness in area schools.
Each school’s SpeakUp Club creates their own expression of this purpose on campus.
CKG provides each club a start-up manual with suggested activities as well as collaterals for building mental
health awareness and CKG branding. Additionally, CKG facilitates brainstorm sessions and provides follow up support as each club executes its plan with associated campaigns or activities. SpeakUp Club members are asked to commit to being ambassadors of positive conversations about mental health and to
practice kindness every day. This way students lead by example and support ending the stigma
CKG offers high school and college-aged young adults an opportunity to work in our team environment, learn about not-for-profit operations and leadership, and contribute in impactful ways to the delivery of the CKG mission. Interns can work in one of our departments (Race, Program, Development, Community Engagement) or as support to the whole team. The young adult voice, enthusiasm, and expertise are vital to our success in staying relevant and current with trends and resources. Areas of study or interest would be sports management or marketing, event planning, mental health and wellness, psychology, volunteerism, nonprofit leadership, general communications, marketing, and public relations.