Ability Connection volunteers have the opportunity to help our members make new friends, social connections in the community, learn critical job/social skills and assist with recreational activities and classes in the Training Centers.
Last year, volunteers with Ability Connection provided 1080 hours of services which equates to a value of $29,376
Connection Companion – 1:1
Ability Connection’s one-to-one friendship program, Connection Companion, will match you with one of our members to establish an ongoing and enriching relationship. Your time spent with one of our members will enhance the quality of life for that person.
Training Center Helper – 1:1 or Small Groups
Our Training Center is open Monday – Friday and operates on a block schedule. We welcome volunteers to play games, read, or help with a class.
Adopt a Group Home – Small Groups
We operate 7 group homes located in the Metroplex (Dallas, Richardson, Garland). Volunteers commit to celebrating member birthdays, holidays, and other support throughout the year.
Campus Celebrations – Large Groups
Volunteers will provide decorations, food, and games for our 60+ training center members to celebrate the holidays or just because!
Campus Treats and Gifts – Anyone
Drop off treats for the holidays or choose to purchase necessary items from our wish lists.
To Start the Process:
Complete the volunteer form.
Landon Cole, the Volunteer Manager, will contact you and set up a time to connect, meet, or talk.
Then you will be on your way to becoming a valued Ability Connection Volunteer!
Benefits of Becoming an Ability Connection Volunteer:
You will get to know amazing people with their own stories, passions, and interests. More importantly, you will have a huge and lasting impact on the lives of special people with significant disabilities. Our members truly love to interact with others and will enjoy getting to know you!