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ACCESS LIVING OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

  • 65 people are interested
Mentor and Mentee
This photo was taken at our last mentoring service project at the anticruelty society. Together DJMC mentors and mentees made cat toys and dog beds and donated them to the shelter animals. This is just one of the fun activities we do as a group!

We currently have a wonderful opportunity for those looking to volunteer and make an impact in a young persons life. We are looking for volunteers to mentor a youth age 12 - 21 with a disability. The time commitment is 5-hours per month. We meet as a group for 5 hours a month. Please contact the program manager, Mary Lee Ahern, DJMC Coordinator at 312-640-2119 or mahern@accessliving.org to set up an interview or for more information and if you have any questions!

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About ACCESS LIVING OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

Location:

115 W CHICAGO AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, US

Mission Statement

Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. Access Living fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. To this end, Access Living offers peer-oriented independent living services; public education, awareness and development; individualized and systemic advocacy; and enforcement of civil rights on behalf of people with disabilities. Access Living recognizes the innate rights, abilities, needs and diversity of people with disabilities, works toward their full integration into community life and serves as an agent of social change.

Description

Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives. Nationally recognized as a leading force in the disability advocacy community, Access Living challenges stereotypes, protects civil rights and champions social reform. Their staff and volunteers combine knowledge and personal experience to deliver programs and services that equip people with disabilities to advocate for themselves. Access Living is at the forefront of the disability rights movement, removing barriers so people with disabilities can live the future they envision.

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

115 W Chicago AveChicago, IL 60654

(41.8884,-87.6351)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-hours per month
  • Second Saturday monthly 3-hour Mentor/Mentee group

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