Volunteer

 

April 23 – 29, 2017 is Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Thank you to each and every one of our wonderful Hammer volunteers! Hammer and the people we support would not be the same without you.
Enjoy this video with a message from our Director of Volunteer Resources about the impact you made this year.

 You Can Make a Difference!

Make a friend. Be a friend. Helping someone reach his or her individual goals and dreams is an amazing gift that you can give. As a Hammer volunteer, you will be helping adults and children with developmental disabilities experience life to its fullest.

We sustain a robust network of volunteers by offering a variety of activities for both individuals and groups. Whether you are a companion, special events volunteer, or exercise partner, the gift of your time and talent can be life changing.

Benefits of Volunteering Include:
• Making a major difference in the life of a person with a developmental disability
• Meeting new people and make fun memories
• Uncovering career development opportunities that will build your resume and portfolio
• Securing letters of reference for school and job applications

We would like to welcome you into our group of caring and committed volunteers. To learn more, please contact Cathy Thoma at 952-345-8554 or cthoma@hammer.org.

Hammer is great. It is nice to know that there is a nonprofit out there making a
difference for those with special needs. I am happy to be a part of that.”
– Rondi Pacheco, Hammer volunteer
 

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit your lifestyle. Some positions have a longer time commitment than others because it is important for volunteers and individuals to form a bond over time. It is our hope that if a strong relationship develops, it will continue for many years. Each volunteer must complete orientation through Hammer’s volunteer department and needs to fill out and pass a background check. Volunteers will receive additional training as needed for a specific area of service.