Independent Living Skills (ILS) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled

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Program Overview

The Independent Living Skills (ILS) program helps people with disabilities and older adults learn how to care for themselves and become more independent. ILS Instructors work with consumers one-on-one and in group settings to assist them in achieving their goals. Topics may include peer support, self-advocacy, time and task management, daily living skills, social skills, money management, and computer skills.

Responsibilities

  • Send reminders for group events to registered attendees.
  • Log all communications with consumers and provide notes to staff members.
  • Brainstorm topics and activity ideas for workshops and support groups.
  • Assist during in-person or virtual group activities with tasks like taking attendance, making notes, or monitoring the chat.
  • Design flyers to promote group events.
  • Research upcoming community events and share with the ILS team.

Desired Qualities

  • Comfortable using basic office equipment and Microsoft Windows
  • Comfortable with Zoom
  • Flyer design experience
  • Friendly attitude and a reliable team member

Requirements

  • Complete the interview, pass a background check, and attend orientation
  • Wear a face mask in the office
  • Log volunteer hours after every shift
  • Keep the Volunteer Coordinator informed about any changes or concerns
  • Minimum 4 hours of service per month
  • Maintain the confidentiality of Dayle McIntosh Center information

Schedule

  • Flexible scheduling: Shifts available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm

People with disabilities and older adults are encouraged to apply!

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About Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled

Location:

501 N Brookhurst St #102, Anaheim, CA 92801, US

Mission Statement

To develop access and independence by, and for, people with disabilities.

Description

The Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled, also referred to as DMC, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that focuses on core services and serves as hub organization with many referral resources, programs, and partners. We provide services to people with disabilities and older adults as we facilitate equal, equitable access and inclusion within the community.

The organization’s vision statement is "People with disabilities and older adults have equal opportunities to lead their lives as they choose."

Founded in 1977, DMC’s doors opened rooted in the disability justice movement. DMC is a non-residential, cross-disability agency and meets the standards and indicators established for the operation of independent living centers in the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Currently, 28 such centers exist in California and approximately 500 are in operation nationally.

Based in Orange County, California, DMC partners with people with disabilities and older adults to address current concerns and achieve personal goals toward maximum independence. DMC does not "do for", but rather, "works with" consumers to bring about desired outcomes. Assistance is provided without regard for age, race, income, or type of disability.

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Seniors
People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

501 N. Brookhurst St. Ste102Anaheim, CA 92801

(33.83846,-117.9596)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Interview, background check and orientation

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