Get Involved

IOCDF Events & Programs

Want to get involved with the IOCDF?

Whether you're looking to stay informed, become an advocate, connect with the community, or raise funds, the IOCDF has opportunities available for you! Here are just a few of the ways that you can become involved.

Become a Member

As a member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) you will be joining a community of individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and other concerned individuals.

By joining the IOCDF you will also be providing vital support to our efforts to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders their family and friends; fund research into the causes and effective treatments of OCD and related disorders. Visit the membership page to learn more, or to join or renew.

Become a Grassroots Advocate

At the IOCDF, we get many requests from members of the OCD community who want to know what they can do to help.  Whether it means joining the #1Million4OCD Walk each year, speaking at a local affiliate event, or even blogging about your experiences — being a Grassroots Advocate means joining a community of people who want to raise awareness and educate the public about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Visit the Grassroots Advocate page to learn more.

Share Your Story

Have you or a loved one been affected by OCD or a related disorder?  By sharing your story you can help to educate others about OCD as well as provide support and encouragement to those who may be having similar experiences. We welcome submissions from those living with OCD or a related disorder, their family/friends, researchers, and medical professionals. Click here to learn more about how you can share your story with us.

Organize Your Own Fundraiser to Benefit the IOCDF

There are many ways to help support the IOCDF in your community through grassroots advocacy and fundraising, ranging from hosting a House Party, to starting a walk team in our annual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk. Click here to learn more about how you can raise money to support the programs of the IOCDF.

Remember to let us know what you’re doing to help the IOCDF on social media. IOCDF development staff are always available to help speak with you prior to launching your fundraising efforts.  Email us for help at:

Volunteer at the IOCDF

Whether volunteering at our national headquarters, local affiliates, or even at our Annual OCD Conference, our volunteers are an important part of our success. Click here to learn more.

Attend an IOCDF Event

Events such as our Annual OCD Conference, 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk, and OCD Awareness Week, are an opportunity to learn about OCD while being part of a close-knit community of those with OCD, their family members, and mental health professionals. Click here to learn about IOCDF events.

Make a Donation

The International OCD Foundation is supported entirely through the generosity of individual donors. Every gift made to the IOCDF makes a difference, no matter how large or small, each has an impact on our work.  There is strength in numbers. The collective generosity of our donors makes a huge impact! Click here to donate to the IOCDF's general fund to support all of our programs.