MUSKEGON, MI, December 02, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A Muskegon-based nonprofit that provides independent living resources for people with disabilities, DNWM is looking for volunteers to support its work in Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Lake and Mason counties. The ideal volunteer will become educated on the Americans with Disabilities Act and be eager to understand the barriers that those with disabilities encounter, and then assist DNWM by sharpening its advocacy and outreach through a broad range of community activities.
DNWM is in need of volunteers who are willing to:
• Office assistance
• Plan and lead fundraising activities
• Represent DNWM at community events
• Write blogs
• Interact with legislators
• Draft letters to legislators
• Give presentations
• Visit people with disabilities living in nursing facilities
• Mentor youth in transition living with disabilities
• Assist in evaluating accessibility throughout the community, at businesses and in public buildings
• Assist in evaluating polling locations and their level of accessibility
• Coordinate and help plan events to increase awareness and encourage public discussions
• Participate in community advocacy focus groups concentrated on transportation, housing and employment
• Provide peer support to individuals who are struggling to maintain or achieve their independence
"Our organization is seeking motivated individuals who support the independent living movement," said Tamera Collier, Disability Network West Michigan executive director. "Disability Network West Michigan relies heavily on volunteers to assist our consumers in developing skills and making our communities more accessible."
All volunteers are required to participate in an orientation and training.
If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities or sign up as a volunteer, call Disability Network West Michigan at 231.722.0088.
About Disability Network West Michigan:
Disability Network West Michigan provides independent living resources for people with disabilities in Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Lake and Mason counties. The mission of the nonprofit organization, which is part of the statewide network of Centers for Independent Living, is to empower, educate, advocate, and provide resources for those with disabilities as well as promoting accessible communities. For more information, visit http://www.disabilitynetworkwm.org.
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