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Planning for Including People With Intellectual Disabilities in Volunteer Programs

People with disabilities give back to their community in many ways and have a variety of talents and gifts. This tip sheet gives you tools you can use to help make sure people with disabilities feel welcomed and are effectively included in your volunteer program.

Finding a Good Match: Questions for Volunteers and Organizations to Ask

This article shares questions that individuals with disabilities can ask themselves and the organizations as they search for the right volunteer activities for them, and questions that organizations can ask as they assess their own response to a volunteer with a disability.

My Volunteer Vision

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.

Inclusive Volunteering Opportunities: Tips to Overcome Common Challenges

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 I/DD meaningfully to others, and that support the volunteer’s goals. This tip sheet will provide you recommendations to overcome these challenges.

Best Buddies International

Best Buddies International is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).