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Volunteer with ADAPT

Volunteering is a wonderful way to help others, build relationships, and give back to the community. Our volunteers bring an array of unique talents and beneficial skills to our programs, fundraisers, and administrative offices. Whether reading to preschoolers, playing music with adults or helping us with special events, volunteers at ADAPT are a vital component to our success. If you are patient, compassionate, and ready to make a meaningful commitment, we welcome you to share that special side of yourself with the people we support. We welcome group or individual volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities are available in several locations throughout all five boroughs. Volunteers must be 18 or older (or 16 with working papers) in order to take part in our Volunteer Program.

29208829573_e393201354_kWork with our adult recreation program (Evenings & Weekends), adult day programs, adult residential group Homes (evenings & weekends) or as an administrative office assistant (Office Hours).
  • Bring your talent to the table! Teach a cooking class
  • Read aloud, play an instrument or sing a song
  • Bring your certified therapy pet in for a visit
  • Grab a bite and a movie with one of our individuals
  • Assist out individuals with skill building such as playing a game
  • Assist in communication and socialization skills with engaging conversation
  • Take a day trip to the zoo; go bowling, to a festival, a feast or a fair
  • Cheer for your favorite team at a sporting event or see a show
  • Help to have our individuals included within the community- volunteer together
  • Feeling artsy? Crafts or a painting class is always a great way to spend a day
  • Assist our staff with administrative skills such as filing and data entry, cleaning, organizing, etc.
3075E67D-D40D-4054-9E67-CE808F715E0ELooking for a one-time volunteer opportunity? We can utilize your skills and generosity. Whether it be a fundraising event or a program event, there are many opportunities.
  • The ADAPT Leadership Awards Gala (March)
    • This event will take place at Cipriani’s. The awards honor the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals who have made an impact on people with disabilities and have inspired others through their professional and charitable endeavors.
  • Golf Tournament Benefit for ADAPT (June)
    • It will be the 19th Annual Golf Tournament at Brae Burn and Golf Club of Purchase in Purchase, NY. Proceeds go towards ADAPT’s exception programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and their families throughout New York City.
  • Family Connect Summit (May)
    • The Family Connect Summit will take place at the New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St. Professionals, parents, siblings, and vendors flocked to the New York Academy of Medicine. The annual event features workshops on a variety of topics that affect families of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the professionals who work with them.
  • Family Fun Day (September)
    • Every year, people supported at ADAPT Community Network, plus family, friends, staff, and others flock to ADAPT’s Hausman campus in the Bronx to enjoy a day full of festivities and BBQ with lots of games and arts and craft projects.
  • Santa Project Party (December)
    • The Family Connect Summit will take place at the New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St. Professionals, parents, siblings, and vendors attend hee annual event, which features workshops on a variety of topics that affect families of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Looking to bring a large group together for a volunteer effort? We welcome businesses, organizations, high schools, and universities to sponsor & host activities or events for children or adults receiving services at ADAPT. We can help provide and organize a meaningful volunteer day for your company or group. Help plant a garden, paint a residence or work on a special project with individuals. There are many ways to make your work day productive outside of the office. Help to sponsor a luncheon or a party for our individuals, an outdoor field day, dance, carnival, sponsor a visit from a petting zoo, an entertainer or artist, and more.

ADAPT Community Network is committed to developing and delivering innovative career readiness programming for students to foster mutually beneficial relationships that address the needs of an ever changing and diverse workforce.

We believe that an internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields. The people we support and our staff can help create a positive internship experience for all.

Internship opportunities are available for college credit in health and human service areas.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact:
Shawn Ricketts
sricketts@ucpnyc.org
212-683-6700 x1890

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