Opportunity Details

Children & Youth
Families, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities

Minimum Age:22+

Referral: Access Living

Disability Justice Mentoring Collective at Access Living
What does it take to be a mentor?
*You must be age 22 and up
*A desire to work with youth with disabilities
*An application and background check
*Attendance at a meeting one Saturday a month at Access Living
*Contact with your mentee once a month at your convenience
*A willingness to share your interests, experience and wisdom
The minimum commitment for DJMC is four hours per month.  This small investment of your time can have a profound impact on the life of a youth with a disability.

DJMC provides a unique opportunity for youth with disabilitites, ages 12-24, to receive guidance and support from a mentor who cares about disability justice. Disability justice is beyond disability rights-being sure that people have access to society and full inclusion beyond what is the law. in particular, disability justice is about furthering the power of people with color with disabilities.

Volunteer Activity Type

  • Community Engagement
  • Strategy & Discussion

Requirements for Service
  • Training Meeting (2 hours)
  • Application
  • Supply References
  • Interview Process
  • Background check 
Volunteers must be available every second Saturday of the month from 12noon-2pm. The other 2 hours us spent in the community, at the mentor/mentees choice of where they want to go. 

Contact for more information or to serve 
Mary Lee Ahern
TTY (312) 640-2142

***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago Cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.***

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Volunteers needed through 8/5/2020

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