The Douglas Center


About The Douglas Center

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The mission of The Douglas Center’s day program is to provide work programs, developmental training, vocational skills training, and a seniors program to adults living with developmental disabilities and mental health issues in order to help them improve their independent living skills, and enhance and enrich their quality of life.

The Douglas Center has been providing vocational skills training for people with various developmental disabilities for over 13 years. We offer a multitude of volunteer opportunities which include: Vocational Skills Program Aide, Art From the Heart Program Aide, Deli Volunteer, and Thrift Store Volunteer.

Current Opportunities at The Douglas Center

Ongoing Opportunities with The Douglas Center

Volunteers are an important part of The Douglas Center. We continue to be blessed with volunteers who give of their time.

Ongoing Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

 

Program Aide

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in light manufacturing activities, such as: sewing, packaging, shrink-wrapping, labeling, and heat sealing.  Provide job coaching and mentorship within a manufacturing setting.

Opportunities available Monday—Friday from 9:00 to 2:30 PM.

 

Computer Training

Teach and train adults w/ developmental disabilities to learn the basics of using a computer. Such tasks would include training our individuals on E-Mail, Internet searches, typing, etc.

This volunteer service can be done any day Monday through Friday between the hours of  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

Art from the Heart Program

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in various art projects, such as creating custom greeting cards, mosaic wall art, and jewelry making.

Opportunities available Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

 

Deli/Snack Shop Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in running the participant based deli/snack shop program, which involves teaching clients how to prepare and serve meals.

Opportunities available every Friday from 9:00 AM t0 2:00 PM.

 

Marketing

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities to develop their small business by taking pictures of their merchandise they created (i.e. greeting cards, mosaic art, and jewelry) and updating our online store.

Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

Career Mentor

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in job readiness training. Coordinate group training programs to teach individuals interviewing skills, developing a resume, and completing applications in paper format or online.

Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

Clerical Support

Assist in various administrative duties that include but not limited to: filing, copying, scanning, mailings, creating information folders or packets, special projects, etc.

Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of adults living with disabilities please

contact Brian Everett Kriner, Human Resources Manager via email: bkriner@thedouglascenter.com or phone: 847-674-1921 ext. 225 for further information or apply online at: www.thedouglascenter.com

 

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Computer Training

Teach and train adults w/ developmental disabilities to learn the basics of using a computer. Such tasks would include training our individuals on E-Mail, Internet searches, typing, etc.

This volunteer service can be done any day Monday through Friday between the hours of  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, Seniors
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Art, Decorating, Crafting, Creative Enthusiasts Wanted

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in various art projects, such as creating custom greeting cards, mosaic wall art, and jewelry making.

Opportunities available Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

Good For: Groups, Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Days: Wednesday
Times: Afternoons

Clerical and other administrative support

Assist in various administrative duties that include but not limited to: filing, copying, scanning, mailings, creating information folders or packets, special projects, etc.

Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Career Mentor – Assist in resume writing, interviewing, etc.

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in job readiness training. Coordinate group training programs to teach individuals interviewing skills, developing a resume, and completing applications in paper format or online.

Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Direct Care Aide and program support volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in light manufacturing activities, such as: sewing, packaging, shrink-wrapping, labeling, and heat sealing.  Provide job coaching and mentorship within a manufacturing setting. Teach new job skills, interact with clients and help them peform their daily tasks at work.

Opportunities available Monday—Friday from 9:00 to 2:30 PM.

 

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Marketing, Development or Creative Artist volunteer needed

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities to develop their small business by taking pictures of their merchandise they created (i.e. greeting cards, mosaic art, and jewelry) and updating our online store.

Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings
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