You can help your family member find places to volunteer, address any challenges, and celebrate a job well done. This page provides resources that you can use to support your family member to volunteer.
Disability professionals play a key role in encouraging people with disabilities to engage in civic opportunities like volunteering. This resource provides information on how you can help foster inclusive volunteering opportunities for people you support.
Many volunteer programs are not comfortable including people with disabilities or don’t know how to help people volunteer. This resource shares tips for volunteer coordinators to support and engage volunteers with disabilities.
Making a plan can help you find a volunteer position that matches your interests and goals for volunteering. “My Volunteer Vision” can help you and your family think about what type of volunteering role you would like.
When it comes to volunteering, some of the greatest challenges are to find volunteer opportunities that match the people you serve, that connect people with IDD meaningfully to others, and that support the volunteer’s goals. This tip sheet will provide you recommendations to overcome these challenges.