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.
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.
This resource shares success stories from a program, Involving All Neighbors. The program explored different ways people could be welcomed and involved in their neighbourhood and shared stories. The stories are likely to be helpful for families and for professionals who are keen to support people with disability develop skills and pursue interests.
Service and volunteer programs need to be proactive to ensure that everyone - including individuals with disabilities – have the opportunity to serve and to be active participants.
This guide discusses the importance, and the basics, of inclusive service programs. It will provide you with tools to use when speaking to, recruiting, interviewing, employing and working with people of all abilities.