VOLUNTEER/DONATION NEEDS DURING THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC
Companies like SEEC need PPE (personal protective equipment) for our staff who are providing 24-hour support to people with disabilities in their homes. Like assisted living and nursing homes, we are not hospitals and therefore lower on the supply chain, yet still need access to supplies to keep our staff safe. Here is how you can help SEEC during these challenging times:
Craft homemade surgical masks for DSPs
Volunteers with some spare time, basic sewing skills, and access to a sewing machine can help by crafting homemade surgical masks. Our goal is to be able to provide masks not only to our DSP’s but to every DSP in Maryland!
Donations can be mailed to SEEC our dropped off in the lobby of our building:
8905 Fairview Rd. #300
Silver Spring MD, 20910
Be sure to include your contact information with your donation so we can formally thank you! Students may earn SSL credit for this opportunity.
We are also accepting donations of:
• Baby wipes & cleaning wipes
• Disposable latex-free gloves of ALL sizes
• Disposable gowns of ALL sizes
• Safety goggles/glasses or face shields
Facilitate a Virtual Hangout
SEEC staff hosts a daily Virtual Hangout which is a safe space for the people we support to come together for 30 minutes or so a day to discuss or share anything pertaining to the topic of the day. Virtual hangouts are hosted by a staff member on the Zoom video chat platform and co-facilitated by volunteers. Each hangout group consists of no more than 10 people in each chat. This is an informal, fun, and incredibly rewarding way to give back to the community during this time.
Virtual Mock Interviews
Sign up for a mock interview with a job seeker. Mock interviews are approximately 30-minute meetings that will take place on the Zoom video chat platform. This is a valuable opportunity for the people we support to practice using technology while learning new interviewing skills from the experience and expertise of the interviewers. Interviewers will receive the candidate’s resume, a list of sample interview questions, and a feedback form to be submitted following the interview. One-time, or quarterly opportunities available.
Virtual Job Club Guest Speaker
Help job seekers explore new career interests by sharing your experiences working in a particular industry with a small group of adults with IDD. Discuss the workplace culture, environment, and daily duties of the job. Some industries we’d like to have represented are animal care, mechanics, laboratory work, retail, food, warehouse, technology, child care, podcasting, and creative writing.
Volunteer Program Vision
To empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work, and thrive by maximizing employment opportunities and social capital.
SEEC provides volunteers with meaningful experiences that may be educational, social, or enriching. Volunteers are strategically matched to volunteer opportunities at SEEC based on their skill set, availability, and interests. In addition to the community benefits of volunteering at SEEC, volunteers may:
- Receive Disability Awareness training
- Explore interests with room for growth within the program
- Broaden social or professional networks
- Gain opportunities to attend SEEC events, trainings, and meetings
- Practice professional skills
- Gain experience in the world of nonprofits and Disability Services
- Receive Student Service Learning (SSL) Credit
- Receive formal and informal recognition
Become a SEEC Volunteer!
If you are interested in volunteering with SEEC, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SEEC welcomes all who are interested in supporting our mission to apply to volunteer. Volunteers will be matched based on the applicant’s interests, availability, skills, and our current volunteer needs.
Please submit any inquiries to email@example.com