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Our employees represent the Easterseals Midwest mission every day—more than 1,700 staff help 4,600+ individuals become empowered and independent. Together, we are changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.

Join Our Team

We offer:
      •    Medical, dental and vision benefits (for full-time employees)
      •    403(b) retirement plan
      •    Life insurance and voluntary insurance
      •    Flexible spending accounts
      •    Paid time off for full-time staff
      •    Flexible schedules
      •    Paid training
      •    A diverse workplace 
      •    Opportunities for growth and advancement

Easterseals is the leading nonprofit service provider for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and other special needs. For nearly 100 years, we have been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disabilities. Through therapy, training, education, and support services, we empower people to live a life of opportunity, independence and contribution.

Volunteer

Because we are a nonprofit, we rely on public support to make our programs possible. Our volunteers come from every walk of life, and include teachers, professionals, staff, program participants, families, students, law enforcement, church groups and businesses. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available within our service area! Whether you are an individual, a family, or a company, you can help us build a better, more inclusive world for people with disabilities.

Interested in volunteering? Please fill out our application form.


Here are some ways you can help:

Office Support

Looking for a regular volunteer opportunity? Whether filing, scanning, or helping with mailings, there are many ways to support operations at Easterseals.

Special Events

Events are truly a special opportunity to rally in support of the Easterseals mission. Help run a fundraising auction, facilitate games for program participants and their families, or dish up some delicious BBQ! Your service brings joy and positivity to our community, and your heart will be filled. Looking for a regular volunteer opportunity? Whether filing, scanning, or helping with mailings, there are many ways to support operations at Easterseals. We are always looking for volunteers for our special events. Click here to learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Internship/Practicum/Service Learning

Easterseals is dedicated to investing in our shared future. By providing educational and service opportunities, we are consciously building a culture of service. Are you a student in need of an internship or practicum? Does your fraternity or sorority want to give back to the community in meaningful ways? Contact us for more information on how to apply for an Internship or to get your student group involved. Follow this link and select “Internships” under the menu header “Areas of Interest."

Advocacy

One of our biggest challenges is the lack of awareness around disabilities. Writing a letter to your local, state, or federal representatives, or joining in advocacy day at the capitol are just some examples of how you can have a major impact on the lives of people with different abilities.

Young Professionals

Engage, inspire and empower young philanthropic professionals to support Easterseals. As a member of Young Professionals, you will have opportunities to volunteer, raise funds for Easterseals’ programs, and organize networking events to bring awareness to our mission.

Third-Party Fundraising

Third-party fundraising is a wonderful way to introduce new communities to Easterseals and expand the circle of support for individuals with developmental disabilities including autism. Third-party fundraisers can be as complex as a golf tournament or as simple as a wine tasting party at home.

Rhonda's Closet

You can help make a house a home by donating new or used household furniture and other goods to Rhonda’s Closet. Rhonda’s Closet is dedicated to providing comfort and necessities to support independent living for individuals with developmental disabilities.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Easterseals Midwest,
please email volunteer@esmw.org for more information.

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