The Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities Community Integration Team works hard to find opportunities to incorporate those we serve into our community. We are always looking for events, activities, and volunteer opportunities in the community so those we serve can work and play side-by-side with our community members.
Integration is the key to building relationships with our friends and neighbors in the community. It helps those served learn to communicate, participate, follow instructions, as well as learn a variety of soft skills. This step often leads to Community Employment opportunities, friendships for those served, inclusion, and advocacy.
We are grateful for our community partners who offer opportunities for those we serve to volunteer and learn in community environments.
Here are some of our partners and opportunities offered:
- Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity Restore
- Mobile Food Pantry
- Book Club
- YMCA Summer Youth Program
- Self –Advocacy Group
- Project STIRS
- Marion City Schools & United Way Day of Service
- Marion Public Health Community Gardens