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Volunteering at Our Place

Our Place is dedicated to serving the needs of young adults with developmental delays to lead meaningful, productive, and socially connected lives. Our volunteers help us fulfill our mission. We have a robust volunteer program and offer a range of opportunities that we believe you will find personally rewarding and that will make the best use of your time and talents. Currently, our volunteers help out in the following areas:

Program Volunteers

Our program volunteers are integral to the success of our daily programs. Teaming up with the Program Leads, the volunteers work directly with our participants both as peers and as mentors. This one-on-one interaction enables the participants to directly experience the skills they need for successful social connections. The volunteers also provide invaluable coaching that focuses on individual participant needs.

Our Place volunteers come from all parts of the community. Many of our volunteers attend some of the area high schools. Others are in local colleges or are recent college graduates. We also have a strong cadre of local community members that share their time with us. We welcome anyone with an interest to contact us. Because of the one-on-one nature of our programs, we require all volunteers to be over the age of 16.

Click here to see our Winter 2017 Schedule.

Office Volunteers

Our Place is a small community-based organization, and all of our staff are focused on working with our participants. We are always in need of experienced volunteers who can help out in our office with our administrative and fundraising activities.

Special Event Volunteers

Want to host an event? We are always looking for civic groups and schools to partner with for special events.

We would love to hear from you!

Via phone: call us at 847-512-4661
Via e-mail: drop us a line at volunteer@ourplaceofnewtrier.org
Online: fill out our online application form