Make a Difference

Inspire Life Journeys

We are looking for great people, just like you, who want to share their time and their talents with the individuals we support!

Volunteer With Open Door

Become a Volunteer

We have many rewarding opportunities available for individuals, groups, and students alike!

We work to match you or your group with an opportunity that both meets your interests and helps to inspire the life journeys of the people we support.

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Individual Opportunities:

Here are just a few examples of ways you could help!

  • Mentorship
  • Community Experiences
  • Creative Programs
  • Community Garden & Farmer’s Market
  • Special Events
  • Educators/Special Interest
  • Presenters
  • Theatre, Music, Dance Instruction or Demonstration
  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising/Marketing
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Group Opportunities:

We welcome groups and organizations that would like to volunteer and make a difference in their communities!

Examples of past group volunteer projects include:

  • Decorating residential facilities for the holidays
  • Group art and craft activities
  • Special event support
  • Mulching flower beds at Park West Court Apartments
  • Working in the AccessABLE Community Garden
  • Painting a home in Supported Community Living
  • Landscaping at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
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Internship Opportunities:

We have a number of internship opportunities available for students interested in supporting the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Internship experiences are customized based on the needs of our organization and the requirements of your educational program, but all are designed to help you inspire life journeys!

Volunteer Onboarding Process

Step 1: Apply

The first step to becoming a volunteer is filling out our volunteer application!

This application will help us learn more about you, your specific interests, and your goals for volunteer service.

Step 2: Connect

Once we’ve received your application, our Volunteer and Events Manager will reach out to you to discuss current opportunities and confirm your availability for service.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer and Events Manager:
Cassandra Miller
e: cmiller@opendoorcolumbus.org
p: (614) 641-2900 x 3048

Step 3: Training

We ask all ongoing volunteers to attend a one-day training session. This training session will cover important topics that will help familiarize you with our organization and how best to help those we support.

Please be sure to bring a driver’s license or photo ID for completion of your background check.

*Note: One-time and group volunteers are not required to attend this training.

 

Step 4: Make a Difference

Following completion of your training and background check, you will become an official Open Door volunteer and can begin inspiring life journeys!

Your volunteer location, schedule, and duties will all be pre-arranged with our Volunteer and Events Manager based on your goals, interests, and skills.

Apply to Volunteer With Open Door
Apply to Volunteer With Open Door

Volunteer Onboarding Process

Step 1: Apply

The first step to becoming a volunteer is filling out our volunteer application!

This application will help us learn more about you, your specific interests, and your goals for volunteer service.

Step 2: Connect

Once we’ve received your application, our Volunteer and Events Manager will reach out to you to discuss current opportunities and confirm your availability for service.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer and Events Manager:
Cassandra Miller
e: cmiller@opendoorcolumbus.org 
p: (614) 641-2900 x 3048

Step 3: Training

We ask all ongoing volunteers to attend a one-day training session. This training session will cover important topics that will help familiarize you with our organization and how best to help those we support.

Please be sure to bring a driver’s license or photo ID for completion of your background check.

*Note: One-time and group volunteers are not required to attend this training.

 

Step 4: Make a Difference

Following completion of your training and background check, you will become an official Open Door volunteer and can begin inspiring life journeys!

Your volunteer location, schedule, and duties will all be pre-arranged with our Volunteer and Events Manager based on your goals, interests, and skills.

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