Inclusive Volunteering builds friendships and community connections.
The Volunteer Program provides adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities with the opportunity to develop, enhance, and exhibit adaptive skills in a community setting. The opportunities for skill development can include socialization, adaptability, self-discipline, independence, self-confidence, sense of belonging, self- advocacy, personal safety, resource allocation, time management, professionalism, problem solving, leadership, and conflict management. This program is offered in community settings, which allows the individuals in the program to gain and enhance skills alongside of volunteers or employees without disabilities. Supports are provided to the individuals in the program to ensure the activities align with their person centered plan; documenting development, performance and satisfaction for the days in attendance.
For more detailed information and qualifications, download the printable Volunteer Program information and Program Agreement.
Our community sites currently include:
5 Star Pizza, Adient, Atlas Sales Inc., Augusta Creek Farms, Baymont Inn-Downtown, Binder Park Zoo, Broadway Grille, Buffalo Wild Wings, Calhoun County Recycle Center, Cavoni’s, Charitable Union, Fairfield Inn, Family Fare- Lakeview, Family Farm & Home, Farm Bureau, Habitat ReStore, Holiday Inn, Kellogg Community College Library, Marshall Recycling Center, Medalist Golf Club, Minges Creek Athletic Club, North Pointe Woods, Oerther’s, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus, Progressive Dynamics, Quality Inn, Save A Lot-Marshall, South Michigan Food Bank, Sprout, Squirrel Hollow Golf Course, TJ Maxx, The UPS Store, and more!
Please contact Jenny Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if your business is interested in becoming a community site.