"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."- Helen Keller
Make A Difference Today!
With Opportunity Enterprises, you have the opportunity to enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities!
Our vision is to create a fully integrated community where life for persons with developmental disabilities is valuable, purposeful and fulfilling. The very people who give of their time freely are helping us to reach this bold and valuable reality. You can too!
From working one-on-one with our clients and staff, to participating in one-time events and ongoing activities, there are many ways to lend your time and talent and give back by extending a helping hand!
Company or Organization-Hosted Events
Administrative and Clerical
Educational Day Programming
Introduce Your Own Talent!
Help us find the best fit for you within our organization by completing our Volunteer Interest Form! Once we receive your information, we will invite you for a tour and determine, together, a volunteer opportunity that suits both you and OE. We want your volunteer service to be a successful and meaningful experience!
*Please note, volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to interact with clients. To ensure the health and safety of our more vulnerable clients, our volunteer process requires and application, background check, drug screen, and TB test. Our Development and Human Resources Department will guide you through this process.
For more information about Volunteer Opportunities, contact:
Beth Claxton, Community Engagement Manager
(219) 464-9621, Extension 307
“The clients have made volunteering such a happy experience for me. When you volunteer, you become a friend. You’ll quickly find out that you have a lot of things in common with everyone and that bond you create with the clients is indescribable. Because of OE, I’ve learned to always be happy and to always give your best every day when you work with amazing people.”
–Doug, Volunteer since 2009
Doug’s connection to OE began with his daughter Jennifer, who receives Respite services. He has been volunteering at Opportunity Enterprises for more than 10 years and is considered a valuable member of the OE Family.
Every Friday, Doug spends the day with amazing people and has made a special connection with Keith, one of OE’s clients . Keith looks forward to having Doug around, and his smile says it all. For Doug, every day he volunteers is a new experience with new memories.
Client Interaction Opportunities:
Volunteers are welcomed to help clients reach daily goals by assisting in curriculum based opportunities. Our day services program has a strong focus on developing life skills and creativity, including cooking classes, community art, exercise, music, computers, and more.
Available two or more hours each week, morning or afternoon
Compassionate, patient, and flexible
Willing to do any of the following:
Assist during sports or exercise
Play a game
Read a book
Assist with computer or tablet usage
Participate in an art activity
Assist during cooking
September – October: Car Wash
Make our fleet vans and busses sparkle and shine!
September – November: Fall yard clean-up
Rake leaves, trim bushes, ready flower beds for winter at one of our group homes or client properties.
October – December: Inclusive workforce
Join a social enterprise of Opportunity Enterprises where popcorn, fudge and other sweets are made, packaged and sold! The holiday season is very busy as a great number of gift sets are ordered for corporate gifting. Assist in the production process working side by side with our staff!
December: Holiday Events
Help encourage Ornament Sales at Little Green Apple Hallmark!
Help gift wrap Angel Tree wishes!
Assist with holiday parties!