Volunteers are a vital part of the Anixter Center community. By offering their time, wisdom and unique talents, volunteers further the organization's mission: They make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by helping them to live, learn, work and play in the community.
- Are you looking for a volunteer program that goes beyond serving others and serves some of your needs?
- Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge by expanding your current experience into areas that intrigue or inspire you?
- Do you want to contribute to a noble effort—for others, and yourself?
Anixter Center offers more than just volunteer positions. It is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant supportive community that also helps volunteers to develop, tune and acquire more knowledge and expertise. This serves to deepen both the volunteer’s professional development and their experience in working with people with disabilities and truly making a positive impact.
The structure of our volunteer program is to create win/win situations for Anixter Center, for the clients we serve and for you—the volunteers that contribute in ways we cannot even begin to measure.
The benefits to the people Anixter Center serves:
Live: Volunteers help individuals with disabilities learn independent living skills such as cooking, shopping and exercising.
Learn: Volunteers assist in teaching reading, writing, computer and math classes to individuals with disabilities.
Work: Volunteers help individuals with disabilities improve their chances for better and more meaningful employment; they teach interviewing, money management, appropriate job behavior and many more skills.
Play: Volunteers help individuals with disabilities build circles of support and facilitate opportunities for fun. They help plan and throw parties, facilitate play groups for kids, share a hobby or go to the movies. Volunteers use fun activities to assist in the development of social skills.
The benefits to the volunteers of Anixter Center:
- A great experience to talk about in job interviews
- Fine tuning or acquiring of skills
- New activities for mind and body
- Keeping skills sharp and up-to-date
- Being an active contributor to society
Becoming a volunteer at Anixter Center will allow you to use your talents to make a positive impact on someone else's life... and your own!
We have many types of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups at many locations in Chicagoland.
Get started now! Click here to fill out our online application and we will contact you soon to talk about volunteer opportunities at the Anixter Center.
“I have witnessed the incredible contribution a volunteer can make to help an individual who has a disability in simple yet profound ways. The amazing aspect is that they both evolve through this process in ways no one could begin to predict.” Amy Laboy, Director of Volunteer Services