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VOLUNTEER

GET INVOLVED


Opportunity Village relies heavily on people in the community who donate their time to helping serve men and women with intellectual disabilities. You can get involved by volunteering to work hand-in-hand with the people we serve or assisting with one of our events.  Click below to find the right opportunity for you!
 

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION

Serve hand-in-hand as a volunteer in Opportunity Village daily programs.

SPECIAL EVENT OPPORTUNITIES

Find out what you can do NOW to support our events and operations.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

We welcome corporate teams, clubs, church groups and more!

VOLUNTEER FAQ

What is the commitment to volunteer in your hand-in-hand programs?

If you are interested to serve alongside the people we serve in our daily programs, we do ask for a regular, long-term commitment. It is important that we bring volunteers to our programs who are committed to developing lasting relationships and consistent support.

What happens after I fill out my application?

You will be contacted by our Volunteer Welcome Team to talk about your interests, skills, availability and how those may align with our volunteer opportunities. If this feels like the right opportunity for you, we will then invite you to attend an orientation and complete a background check prior to your first day. We will then introduce you to your supervisory staff and provide you the on-site training you need to perform your new role.

I want to volunteer short-term for a school service requirement. What do I do?

Check out our event page! We will post any upcoming opportunities for short-term involvement. If your passion lies in serving directly with the individuals we serve, please fill out the application and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please reach out as early as possible, as this process takes more time and we know many of you have deadlines to meet.

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

For our daily programs, volunteers age 12-15 may serve together with a parent or adult. Volunteers age 16 and above may volunteer independently. Volunteers under the age of 18 will not complete a background check, but will be required to provide references. Our event opportunities vary and the age parameters can be found on each posting.

My high school hours conflict with your daily program hours. Can I still volunteer?

Yes! Our daily programs typically run from 8am-2pm. We have some opportunities that extend beyond these hours, such as our Thrift Store. We also plan youth programs in the summer to accommodate school schedules. We recommend you fill out an application – even if you are in school – as we will email you when these opportunities arise.

For more information, contact volunteers@opportunityvillage.org or 702-888-3377.