Make a Difference, volunteer with an adult with a developmental disability


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

4501 Louise Underwood WayLouisville, KY 40216


About

The Council on Developmental Disabilities is looking for volunteers to work on a new project. We will be offering Supported Decision Making to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, to help them in making medical decisions. The Council has partnered with the Lee Specialty Clinic to make this needed project a reality in Kentucky.

Volunteers for this project will serve as Medical Decision Supporter, assisting an adult with a developmental disability (known as the supported person) in understanding and making a decision regarding a medical situation they may face, along with helping the supported person in expressing their will and preferences about their decision, once it is made.

The Supporter will serve as a member of the supported person’s team for this decision-making process. The team works to ensure the supported person is at the center of this decision-making process. Volunteers would work approximately 10 hours in all, over a four month period of time.

Skills

  • Adult Education
  • Healthcare
  • Case Work / Management
  • Special Needs
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Problem Solving

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 to 12 hours, over 4 months
  • All new volunteers need to complete orientation and training session (2 hours)
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