Volunteering with Ability Connection gives you the opportunity to share your time, talents, and energy with people with disabilities in your community. Our Connection Ambassadors have the opportunity to help people, make new friends, social connections, participate more in the community, and learn job skills and social skills.
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At Ability Connection, we utilize volunteers in many different capacities. Being a Connection Ambassador gives you the opportunity to share your time, talents, and energy with people in your community. It is an opportunity for you to help people in need in your community, make new friends, social connections, participate more in your community, and learn job skills and social skills.
Here are the ways the Connection Ambassador’s can help:
At our training centers we utilized our Connection Ambassadors with administrative support by filing, making copies, organizing, and with mailings. There are also opportunities to help with facilities assistance, by helping with janitorial work, handyman services, and grounds cleanup. We encourage Connection Ambassadors to interact with members by teaching a special class on art, music, movement, science, tech, gardening, spelling, Spanish, reading, or any other activity that would enrich the lives of our members. Also Connection Ambassadors can come to the training centers to socialize, play games, or help during meal time.
We have 7 group homes that Connection Ambassadors can go to interact with members by having a cookout, planning a Game Night, reading to members, start and/or maintain a veggie garden. There are also opportunities to help with maintenance in the group homes.
Our members enjoy going on different adventures in the community. Connection Ambassadors are encouraged to integrate members into the community through their activities.
Special Events Support
We have special events throughout the year that we utilize Connection Ambassadors. Our three main events are the Black & White Ball, Vine & Dine Annual Dinner and Golf Tournament.
One of our Connection Ambassador programs is called Connection Companions. Our Connection Companions are paired up with one of our members to establish an enriching one on one relationship. The goal is to help members that can be socially and physically isolated to develop relationships with people in the community. The Connection Companion would visit the member in their home, set up fun activities in the community, and stay in regular contact with the member. Click here to view members currently looking for a Connection Companion!
To get started, please download and complete the Volunteer Application.
If you have any questions please contact Landon Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ability Connection welcomes and appreciates various groups who come to our training centers and group homes to volunteer with our members. Our Volunteer Coordinator can help brainstorm ideas to engage your group in meaningful ways to help our members.
Here are a few examples how Groups can help:
- Spending time with our members at Group Homes or Training Centers
- Game Night or Cookout at Group Homes
- Assisting with Field Trips
- Teach a class on art, music, movement, science, tech, gardening, spelling, Spanish, reading, etc, at the Training Centers
- Painting at Group Homes
- Maintenance of Group Homes or Training Centers
- Administrative Support at the Training Centers
To view volunteer job descriptions, please click here.
To get started please contact Landon Cole:
214.351.2500 ext 2255