The Douglas Center


About The Douglas Center

We are a community day services program for adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. We teach daily living skills, social skills, community skills and work skills. We also offer therapies with licensed therapists such as art, dance and pet therapy. Our purpose is to teach the clients to be as independent as they can be.

 

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Current Opportunities at The Douglas Center

Reading Assistance Volunteers

If you are in school to become a teacher or just enjoy helping people improve their reading skills, this is for you! Many clients at The Douglas Center are at lower reading levels and would like to improve their reading ability or just practice reading.

The Douglas Center, a non-profit organization located in Skokie, IL, provides community day services for individuals, ages 18 to 80+, with developmental and/ or intellectual disabilities. The Douglas Center Work Center offers work programs that include light manufacturing, sewing, packaging, assembly, pre-vocational training as well as developmental rehabilitation for adults of all ages.

You will work under the guidance and supervision of a trained staff member. This volunteer service can be done during the hours of 9:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday and requires a minimum 60 hour commitment. for long-term volunteering. If you need hours for a class (less than 60/ short-term volunteering), we will try and accommodate your schedule. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact Elizabeth C. Kristiansen via email: ekristiansen@thedouglascenter.org or phone: 847-674-1921.

  • : Skokie
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Internships, People Over 16, Seniors
Categories: Disabilities, Education, Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Art from the Heart Volunteer

Can you color, paint, draw or enjoying helping those that do? You don’t need to be an artist for this opportunity!

We are seeking volunteers to assist with participants in our Art from the Heart program. This volunteer service can be completed between the hours of 10:00am and 2:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. If you are interested in working with adults living with disabilities, we would love to have you join our team as a volunteer for this rewarding experience.

The Douglas Center, a non-profit organization located in Skokie, Illinois, provides day programs for individuals, ages 18 to 70+, with developmental and physical disabilities. The Douglas Center offers work programs that include light manufacturing, sewing, packaging, pre-vocational training as well as developmental rehabilitation for adults of all ages.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth C. Kristiansen via email: ekristiansen@thedouglascenter.org or phone: 847-674-1921

  • : Skokie
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Internships, Seniors
Categories: Arts & Culture, Mental Health
Days: Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

Program Support Aide

The Douglas Center, a non-profit organization located in Skokie, IL, provides community day services for individuals, ages 18 to 80+, with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. The Douglas Center offers work programs that include light manufacturing, sewing, packaging, assembly, shrink-wrapping, labeling, heat-sealing and fulfillment services by partnering with local manufacturers on work contracts. The center also offers pre-vocational training as well as developmental rehabilitation for adults of all ages.

We are seeking volunteers to assist staff members in teaching a variety of skills to adults with disabilities. The skills may include the following: practicing social skills, time management, money management, cooking, and various work related skills. You will work under the guidance and supervision of a trained staff member. This volunteer service can be completed during the hours of 9:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday and requires a minimum 60 hour commitment for long-term volunteering. If you need service hours for a class (less than 60 hours/ short-term volunteering), we will work to accommodate your schedule. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact Elizabeth C. Kristiansen via email: ekristiansen@thedouglascenter.org or phone: 847-674-1921.

  • : Skokie
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, Seniors
Categories: Disabilities, Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings

The Douglas Center Ongoing Opportunities

Volunteers are an important part of The Douglas Center. We continue to be blessed with volunteers who give of their time, energy and service to the mission of our center and the individuals we serve. If you are interested in working with adults living with disabilities, we would love to have you join our team as a volunteer for this personally rewarding work! We have many volunteer opportunities available.

  • : Skokie
Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Groups, Internships, People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Categories: Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Seniors
Days: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: Afternoons, Mornings
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