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Volunteering is an important part of community life. Every day, Americans spend time and energy making a difference in their communities. Inclusive volunteering is about making sure everyone can give back.
People with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities can serve their communities in many ways.
Sometimes, people with disabilities do not have as many opportunities to volunteer in the community as they would like. This may happen for several reasons:
- Volunteer groups and coordinators may not have experience working with people with I/DD and may not know how or have enough staff to support them to volunteer.
- Volunteer locations may not be accessible to people with disabilities.
- A person with disabilities may need support with health needs while they volunteer.
- People may struggle to find transportation to or from a volunteering.
- People with I/DD may not want to volunteer because they want a paid job.
Many people perceive people with disabilities as the ones in need of service. However, people with disabilities are a key part of civic engagement across the country.
People volunteer every day to build confidence, job skills, and work experience. Volunteering helps job seekers network and build relationships that can lead to employment. It also provides chances to build friendships and networks of support.
People can and should be empowered to give back to their communities. When everyone participates, it’s a win-win!
Let's get together and talk about this untapped resource for your organization's volunteer needs. Learn from one of our local experts who has strategiclally recruited people with different abilities and how that's helped their organization move powerfully toward achieving its vision!
This will be a brown bag lunch gathering
- Free for Members
- $10.00 for Non-Members
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