Volunteers play a significant role at Harry Meyering. A variety of opportunities are available to those wishing to share their time and talents with the individuals we serve. These opportunities include:
Volunteers will primarily participate in leisure and recreational activities with one specific individual. Hours of service are generally Monday-Friday from 4–8 pm. Weekend hours of service are 12–8 pm. These hours may vary slightly depending on the schedule of the individual the volunteer is working with at Harry Meyering. Volunteers should plan on coming for at least two hours unless other arrangements have been made with the site supervisor. Examples of activities include assisting with a craft, reading, accompanying them on a community outing, preparing a recipe together, scrapbooking, painting finger nails or assisting with learning a new skill—math, money counting, reading etc.
Volunteers will work with individuals in a club or group setting, socializing and assisting as needed. Examples of group activities include craft and painting clubs, game and Wii nights, karaoke, walks, card making and craft activities. Volunteers will also have opportunities to assist with monthly craft or themed parties. These parties usually are held on Saturdays from 11:30 am–3:30 pm. Week day opportunities are typically Monday-Friday from 6–8 pm. There are also a limited number of weekday morning activities from 9–11 am. Harry Meyering is always searching for volunteers to teach new skills and hobbies in a group.
Hours are flexible along with evening and/or weekend hours as needed. Responsibilities may include:
Hours are flexible with day, evening and weekend hours available. Responsibilities may include:
Hours are Monday-Friday, days and evenings. Responsibilities may include:
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or have written parent/guardian approval. An orientation is required and background check and TB screening may be requested or necessary depending on the volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.
For more information on how to volunteer at Harry Meyering please contact
Harry Meyering has two Intermediate Care Facilities where adults with developmental disabilities live in home settings, specifically designed to ensure safety and create an atmosphere to promote learning and interaction.
Sammy keeps this in her mind while supporting the individuals she works with “Don’t change them, let them change you.”.