The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Disability Achievement Center is a non-residential resource center serving persons with disabilities regardless of age or disability in Pasco and Pinellas Counties. As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), our goal is to assist persons to gain or maintain independence at home, at work and in all aspects of community life. The power of a CIL is generated from its structure - a 501(c)(3) agency directed by and operated by persons with disabilities. As a CIL, we are required by Federal law to maintain a 51% ratio of disabled to non-disabled members of our Board of Directors. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply! Serving as a Board Member is among our organization's highest privileges! The key characteristics and responsibilities of a successful Board Member include, but are not limited to: ---a willingness to embrace and advance the mission of Disability Achievement Center; ---the ability to represent and understand all points of view; ---the capacity to set aside one's own personal agendas in order to meet the higher standard of serving the entire organization; ---the capacity to think strategically and globally; ---a desire to work as a team member; ---a willingness to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per month to complete the work of the board.
We encourage you to visit our website www.disabilityachievementcenter.org and contact us!