Provide volunteer opportunities within the non-profit community for adults who have developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.
Limited access to flexible transportation
Require more training and support to become independent in their roles as volunteers
More inclusive community which is able to benefit from the gifts and skills of these individuals
Helps individual develop work skills and soft skills, as well as improve self-confidence and self-esteem
Provides a larger volunteer base for the non-profit community and a higher overall level of community engagement
Individuals providing volunteer coaching will gain knowledge of opportunities within the field of competitive employment for individuals with disabilities
Be apart of the Growing COACH Community!
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# Virtual Participants
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# of Coaches Trained
Work with stakeholders who are familiar with providing employment support services to assist in job coach training for volunteer base to work with citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Form explorative committees within our GIFT participating non-profits and out in the community to find non-profits who would like to expand their volunteer base through this program.
Stay rooted in person-centered planning to successfully match individuals with disabilities who want to volunteer with coaches and find good fits for them in volunteer positions in the community.
Start small and grow
Participant Impact Stories
Ashley is the young adult child of a military father and a devoted mother. She entered our program very reserved, quiet and to herself. She took some time to really pay attention to everyone around her and began to engage in small conversation. Over a short period of...
Markaya is a strong, confident individual who started out shy and very quiet. When Markaya came into COACH she was excited to be out in the community and reconnect with old classmates, while making new friends. Initially she sat and observed while she found her...
Megan is a young woman with an infectious smile and big, bubbly personality. She loves everyone she meets and ensures their day is always bright. Megan has been a part of the COACH community for quite some time, however, was a virtual participant. Through the...