Project Category: Special Needs Individuals
Number of Participants: Varies
Duration of Project: 4-8 hours per week
Service Opportunities: There are opportunities to volunteer for special events. Special event volunteers will work with Easterseal Event Manager(s) to help plan for and work events. There are also opportunities to donate funds.
Location: 213 Robinson Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 MAP LINK
For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities. Throughout all life’s moments, Easterseals is here to help people and families realize and reach for their full potential. Across the nation, they remove physical, cultural, attitudinal and legal obstacles so people with disabilities have every opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives, on their own terms. They aim to provide the best services and opportunities for people with disabilities in communities nationwide. Easterseals serves people and families who face a wide range of disabilities, including physical emotional, intellectual, social and educational.
Impact: The issues facing people with disabilities has become increasingly complex in the 21st century. But together, we can work to seek a society in which everyone is included and valued for who they are, free to strive for what they want, educated to pursue the career they want and encouraged to follow their dreams. Disability is a part of life, and at some point, will touch each of us and those we love. At Easterseals, they’re working towards better support for the 56.7 million Americans who live with disability and their families. Today and every day, Easterseals offers necessary resources to more than a million people and families living with a disability annually. Our best in class, inclusive services are provided through a network of 75 local Easterseals in communities nationwide, along with four international partners in Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada. Easterseals offers hundreds of home and community based services and supports.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Special event volunteer tasks include planning and logistics, coordinating invitations and mailing lists, organizing merchandise, auction items and managing guest lists. Volunteers will be calling local businesses to solicit in-kind gifts for raffles and/or silent auctions. As a result, volunteers will need to be proficient with Microsoft Office applications including: word, excel, power point, and outlook. Good communication and writing skills are required.
Attire: Casual Attire