Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Disability Network!

We rely on our dedicated volunteers for so much of what we accomplish in our 17 county region.  From advocacy work and voicing our needs to legislators, to educating our community and mentoring individuals – YOU can make a difference.

Every gift of time and resources makes a HUGE difference in the lives of the people we serve.


Volunteer Orientation: Thursday, June 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer Orientation June 29, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

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We are hosting a volunteer orientation on Thursday, June 29, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at our Traverse City office, located at 415 E. Eighth Street (parking in rear of building).  Join us to find out about what volunteer opportunities we have available, more information about the programs we offer, a brief history of the disability rights movement and creation of Centers For Independent Living.

Review our volunteer positions below and fill out our volunteer application below.  We’ll also have volunteer applications available at the orientation.  All abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Please RSVP with Demarie Jones by Monday, June 26.  You can RSVP by calling 231.922.0903 ext. 321 or email, djones@disabilitynetwork.net.


Ways YOU can help:

Matt building a ramp during "Day of Caring ".Access Team Member:  Survey businesses, public spaces, and special projects for accessibility.

BATA Buddy: Assist people with how to use and navigate the BATA Bus.

Board Membership: Provide oversight and help guide the policy and strategic development of Disability Network as we pursue our mission.

County Representative:  Attend local collaborative meetings as a DNNM representative in your community.  Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

Friend Development Committee: Enhance our fundraising and marketing efforts, write grants, and assist with coordinating fundraising opportunities.

Independent Living and Peer Support: Become a mentor or program assistant, visit isolated individuals and assist with daily living tasks.

Betsy - Access for EveryoneLIFE Assistant: Assist with teaching life skills to individuals in the LIFE (Learning Independence From Experience) program.

Office Assistant: Offer technical help, connect customers to resources, enter data, help with filing and mailings.

Program Committee:  Provide insight regarding how Disability Network can enhance programs to best service the needs of our community.

Speakers Bureau Member:  Act as a voice in the community to inform and educate the public about disability related issues.

Website/Social Media Assistant:  Assist with DNNM’s online presence by helping to create content for our website, newsletter and social channels.

Please contact Dayna Valpey at 231.922.0903, ext. 312 for more information or if you would like to receive our volunteer application in an alternative format.


Volunteer Application