Volunteer Opportunities

 

APRIL IS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH!!  Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers who give generously of your time and talents to help provide help and hope to individuals and families impacted by developmental disabilities.  We simply couldn't do it all without you!!

 

Starting in May, we will be offering quarterly Volunteer Training events.  On these evenings, we will present information about the various volunteer opportunities available through Easter Seals Midwest and what you should know in order to be an effective volunteer while having FUN doing it!

 

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May 20, 6-8 p.m.
August 12, 6-8 p.m.
November 4, 6-8 p.m.
February 10 (2015), 6-8 p.m.

All trainings will be held and our main office located at
13545 Barrett Parkway Drive, Suite 300, Ballwin, MO  63021.

 

To become an Easter Seals Midwest volunteer, please complete an application and send it by email to lindsey.willard@esmw.org.

 

We currently are seeking support in the following areas:

 

Programs

Friend in Deed: This program provides social support to Easter Seals Midwest clients. A volunteer is matched with a client who has similar interests, and then together, they engage in various activities and outings of their choosing, such as going to the movies, shopping, eating out, cooking, etc. This opportunity requires a one year commitment and is available year round.  Read the Friend in Deed brochure.

 

Adopt-A-Home: This program ensures our clients live in quality homes by allowing organizations and individuals to "adopt" a home to make any necessary improvements and/or donate any needed household items. This opportunity is available year round.  See how Peabody Energy and Conner Ash PC have recently helped Easter Seals Midwest by Adopting a Home.

 

Events

Easter Seals Midwest  organizes several major fundraising events each year, such as Walk with Me (May), the Par-Tee Dinner Auction and Tee-it-Up Golf Tournament (July) and the Festival of Trees (Nov/Dec), none of which would be possible without the help of volunteers. Tasks leading up to and during these events vary. Easter Seals Midwest also hosts several smaller family events and other miscellaneous events throughout the year. These opportunities are situational and Easter Seals Midwest will reach out to volunteers as needed.

 

Work in Our Office

We occasionally need clerical support with accounting, fundraising and human resources tasks at our business offices. These opportunities are perfect if your schedule varies or if you want to make a few quick commitments to help out. Easter Seals Midwest will reach out to this pool of volunteer contacts as needed.

 

To become a Easter Seals Midwest volunteer, please complete an application and send it by email to lindsey.willard@esmw.org, by fax to 314-394-4007 or by mail to:

 

Easter Seals Midwest
Attn: Lindsey Willard
13545 Barrett Parkway Drive, Suite 300
Ballwin, MO 63021-3823

 

After reviewing your application, you may be contacted for a brief phone interview, which will be followed by an in-person interview and orientation. Lastly, we will work with you to find an opportunity that best suits your interests.

 

To get started, read more about our volunteer programs.  If you would like more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Lindsey Willard at 314-394-7064 or lindsey.willard@esmw.org.