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Volunteer

Volunteers play a key role in ServiceSource by enhancing our programs, enriching the lives of the participants we serve and helping to create a more diverse and inclusive community.

To help ensure our quality and safety standards, we have a few requirements –

  • We offer both episodic (12 hours or less) and long-term volunteer opportunities.
  • If working directly with people we serve, all volunteers must be over the age of 18 and are required to go through a training orientation prior to coming on board.
  • Under 18? You can still help! We have opportunities and events throughout the year that are perfect for high school students to get involved.
  • We are happy to sign off on service hours for educational and civic requirements, however, we are unable to validate hours needed for court mandated volunteering.

If you meet our requirements and are interested in helping enhance the lives of people with disabilities, contact us today at communityengagement@servicesource.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Reading Buddies – work with large groups or in a one to one environment, reading to adults who have a love of the written word.
  • Gardening Volunteers – if you have a green thumb, we want it!  Help our participants explore nature, plants, flowers, and herbs through projects, plantings and the farm to table experiences.
  • Beauty and Grooming Groups – explore recent trends in fashion and media, create individual portfolios, participate in spa days and have fun experimenting with new styles!
  • Sewing and Craft Groups – with the support of staff, create new projects around sewing, knitting and crafts for participants to discover their creative side and imaginations.
  • Community Outings  assist staff on excursions to explore all the wonderful sites, landmarks, and educational activities that the area has to offer.
  • Customized Opportunities – do you have a unique talent or interest?  We would love to hear all about it and are eager to explore how we can fit your experience and gifts into our programs.
  • Youth Opportunities  please contact us directly to explore the different possibilities we have to offer teens.

Volunteer Highlights

Congratulations to Ward Pivec, recognized as the InterService Club Council (ISCC) Volunteer of the Year!

Ward was recognized among 125 community supporters, for his outstanding service in bettering the community. Ward has volunteered with ServiceSource since 2017 and is currently volunteering with Springfield Long-Term Community Integration Services (LTCIS). Every week, he visits and helps participants engage in leisure activities, recreation, special events and leads reading groups. His patient, humble attitude and his background in human services make him the perfect match for ServiceSource programs – he is truly one of a kind.

 

 

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