Volunteer Opportunities

Supporting People of All Abilities!

There are volunteer opportunities for everyone! We have one-time opportunities or weekly and monthly commitments. Sign up for a newsletter below and you will immediately receive an email with the latest opportunities! So, who are you?

Family & Youth

Families and their children can volunteer together at ESP! 

  • Celebrate and engage with ESP participants 
  • Volunteer at weekend ESP family events 
  • Serve ESP families a weeknight meal
  • Learn more

Student

Middle school students and up can be a “buddy” and work directly with an ESP participant 

  • Pair with a participant during afternoon programs in the Fall and Spring
  • Join us for one-time weekend and evening Club events
  • Be a week-long buddy during Summer Camp
  • Learn more

Professional

Adults, professionals, and businesses in our community can volunteer to serve at ESP! 

  • Join a Committee
  • Volunteer at weekend ESP family events 
  • Serve ESP families a weeknight meal 
  • Learn more

Each year, to keep our mission moving, ESP relies on:

yearly volunteers

volunteer hours

ESP's mission wouldn't be possible without our many dedicated and energetic volunteers! We would love the support of you, your family, or your business! Sign up for a newsletter to get involved.

  • Option 1: Family Volunteering
    The Family and Youth Newsletter will send opportunities for families and their kids to get involved at ESP! Common events include volunteering at monthly ESP Family Dinners, Celebration Days, or serving at our holiday ESP Family Events.

    Option 2: The ESP Leadership Experience
    Students will learn how to celebrate, communicate, and engage with people of all abilities. Our mission relies on building up the next generation and this opportunity fulfills that need while providing them with leadership experience and training. 

    Applications for our ESP Leadership Experience are open now! Apply below:
    Elementary Middle School High School

  • Middle school, High school, and college students can sign up to be a “buddy” to our participants with developmental disabilities through our year-round 360 programs.  Students can volunteer for Afternoon Programs in the Fall and Spring, Weekend Club Events, or Summer Camp. Afternoon programs require a 12-week commitment for the entire semester and training. Weekend club events are one-time commitments where you can sign up for as many or as few events as you would like. Summer Camp involves being a buddy all week long and also requires training. 

    Summer camp is around the corner and we are in need of week-long student volunteers! Volunteer at Summer Camp here.

  • Adults, professionals, and businesses in our community are invited to support ESP in a variety of ways! You can join an ESP Committee by emailing matt@espyouandme.org and figuring out what committee may be best suited for your interests. You can support ESP families by volunteering to serve meals at monthly evening Family Dinners, weekend Family Events, or Weekend programs. Not only that, but you can volunteer to help run booths and activities at various Special Events, or serve as day-of volunteers to make the event possible. 

    With summer camp right around the corner, our Lunches with Love Program is a great place for our community to volunteer. Every Monday-Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30 AM in June and July, we need help preparing lunches for our campers. You can volunteer for one or multiple days HERE.

Meet Our Volunteer Coordinator

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Matt, is dedicated to creating opportunities for community members to engage with our mission and creating safe and engaging support for our participants. Email him at matt@extraspecialpeople.com