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 and groups alike!  

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Individual Opportunities:

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

Below 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! We will work to match your group with a project that both meets your interests and maximizes your impact.

Examples of past group volunteer projects include:

  • 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

Learn more about how to become a volunteer and inspire life journeys at Open Door!

Apply

Connect

Training

Volunteer!

Apply to Volunteer With Open Door

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.

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Connect

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

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
Gretchen VanNatta
e: gvannatta@opendoorcolumbus.org
p: (614) 641-2900 x 3269

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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.

Volunteer trainings take place every Monday from 8 am – 3:30 pm. Please be sure to bring a driver’s license or photo ID for completion of your background check.

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And Done!

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 Coordinator based upon your goals, interests, and skills.

Thank you for your service!