About Esperanza Community Services
Thank you for your interest in Esperanza! We are a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with developmental disabilities become as independent as possible. We offer a variety of programs, including a school, an adult day program, 24-hour residential housing and more.
Just like you, Esperanza participants have a wide variety of interests and abilities, and enjoy meeting new people. Volunteers make a big difference in the lives of our students and participants. And as an Esperanza volunteer, so can you! By helping our participants create art, stay fit, explore the community or just have fun, you will enrich lives—and have your own life enriched!
Volunteering with Esperanza Community Services is a rewarding experience. Because of the unique needs of the population we serve, we ask that those interested in volunteering with Esperanza be outgoing and friendly, compassionate, flexible and patient.
General volunteer responsibilities include:
- Guiding participants to stay focused on the task at hand
- Engaging them in conversation to help them practice communication and social skills
- Treating participants with respect and kindness at all times
About this Volunteer Opportunity
Dynamic Duos is our collaborative, interactive project that pairs you with one (or more) Esperanza artists to collaborate on a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a talented artist or someone who hasn’t painted since grade school. Dynamic Duos is all about spending time and connecting with people, creating, and having a great time. There are also opportunities for the works to be displayed!
All volunteer positions at Esperanza Community Services are supervised by a staff member. Volunteers will work directly with students or adult participants in a classroom setting. Minimum time commitment: 1 hour.
To get started, please fill out the Volunteer Application, or contact Jeff Fenwick for more information. Please note: background checks may be required for certain projects. All potential volunteers are screened through a national sex offender registry.