Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Foothills Gateway, Inc. is a challenging and rewarding experience. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life and in your community. There are a variety of ways in which you can become involved.

Fill out the Volunteer Application and send it to our Outreach Coordinator, Chrissi Gillispie, at volunteer@foothillsgateway.org to get started!

 

Volunteers working with the individuals we serve must be 18-years-old or older per organization background check requirements. Each position varies slightly in responsibility and time commitment.

Day Program Aide

Volunteers will assist individuals and staff in programs that take place at Foothills Gateway. Areas of need include the prevocational work spaces, retirement room, intensive support, and community involvement programs. The volunteer may work one-on-one with an individual; however, staff members and supervisors are always present.

Time Commitment: Minimum of one hour per week Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. depending on work area.

Adult Care Services Aide

Volunteers will assist individuals and staff at our adult care house. Activities include: arts and crafts, games, puzzles, learning new skills (i.e. reading, cooking, etc.), and more. The volunteer may work one-on-one with an individual; however, staff members and supervisors are always present.

Time Commitment: Minimum of one hour per week, evenings and weekends available

Mentor

Volunteer will promote community involvement and model healthy friendships for individuals who have Intellectual/developmental disabilities by assisting them in life enhancing skills and recreational activities. (i.e. going to the park, concerts, movies, sporting events, etc.). Having your own transportation is not necessary, but is desirable. Any volunteer wishing to drive an individual to places in the community must pass a motor vehicle check and provide proof of car insurance. Volunteers should not pay for items or activities for their mentor, but we ask you plan to pay for yourself.

Time Commitment: Minimum of four hours per month (unless special arrangements are made). Times may vary; usually weekday evenings and weekends.

Events

Foothills Gateway has a multitude of events taking place year-round, including the Flying Pig 5K, Glow Golf, and the Game Show Spectacular. We always need registration support and extra hands on deck for activities like our Piglet Walk at the 5K, or silent auction at the Game Show. While our general volunteers have an age requirement, event volunteers do not need to be 18 years or older. Children middle school aged and older are welcome to join our event volunteer teams!

 

Interested in volunteering?

Fill out the Volunteer Application and send it to our Outreach Coordinator, Chrissi Gillispie, at volunteer@foothillsgateway.org to get started!