The Superior Court of the District of Columbia’s Volunteer Advocacy Program would like to offer an opportunity to help individuals in need, while gaining valuable work experience. The need for Volunteer Advocates to provide a very special and rewarding service to persons with intellectual disabilities in the Washington DC Metropolitan area has become crucial. We are actively engaged in recruiting Volunteer Advocates who will provide a strong support system for these individuals. Advocates assist with ensuring rights are not violated and the opportunity to live a fulfilling live is provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities. We would like to extend an invitation to you and your organization to become a voice for those who may not be able to speak for themselves.A Volunteer Advocate will…
- Ensure that the order issued by the Court on behalf of the respondent is fulfilled.
- Express the wants and needs of persons with intellectual disabilities orally and in writing.
- Work with Social Workers, Attorneys, and Judges.
- Appear in court and make recommendations as to the quality of care the person is receiving from the District of Columbia Department of Disability Services.
- Visit individuals twice a month in their residential-setting to monitor and report on the level of care they are receiving.
If you or any person you may know have an interest in becoming a volunteer advocate for persons with intellectual disabilities, please complete the attached application or visit our website at www.dccourts.gov. Please click on the Family Court Operations link, then the Mental Health and Habilitation Branch tab. We can be reached by phone at 202.879.0201 or by e-mail at VAP@dcsc.gov to further discuss the great opportunity.
Be a Leader at Common Bond
The theme of the week is Let Our Past Change the Future. We want you to be a part of helping our participants accomplish this goal.WHEN
July 22 to July 31, 2013
Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA (30 min outside Philadelphia)
Meals, Room and Board will be provided.
Tuesday’s Children is looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and creative candidates (age 20+) interested in leadership roles at a peace-building and cultural exchange symposium, Project COMMON BOND.
The Group Leader plays an important role in the success of Project COMMON BOND. Group Leaders are the first “go to” person for the participants and are responsible for making sure everyone is accounted for at all times. Leaders need to have high energy, enthusiasm, compassion and commitment. Additionally, each Group Leader will be assigned a small group of participants to engage with on a more direct level. Speaking a second language is beneficial but not required.Learn More About PROJECT COMMON BOND or Apply To Be A Team Leader TODAY: http://tuesdayschildren.org/programs/pcb
To apply, download and complete the application online then email it to Daniel Altenau, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 516-562-9000.
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