How You Can Help

There are several different ways to be involved with the Disability Allies. We are looking for volunteers, board members and employees.


Employment as a Direct Support Professional

Please send your resume to Jarelle Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DSPs are the link to the community for those they serve. For some, they may be the eyes of those unable to see, or the voice for those who can’t speak. For others, they are friend, cheerleader and subtle support on the path to one’s true potential.

DSP's have the following responsibilities:

  • DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care.
  • Help individuals find a job by building resume, taking individual to job club, computer skills classes etc
  • Work with the individual to develop his/her goals and objectives.
  • Plan shopping trips, educational classes and recreational activities that are in line with the consumer’s interests
  • Help individuals to be as independent as possible with activities of daily living and assist them as necessary
  • DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities
  • Help individual to determine the career direction through analyzing interest, situational assessments, etc
  • Supported Employment Assistance, this may require providing individual services like training, job coaching and job development


Become a mentor at our events

At Disability Allies, we rely on Mentors to provide a fun and safe social experience for our Mentees . Mentors are those who attend events to provide guidance to Mentees. They help the Mentees at the event interact and ensure participation in the activities. Each Mentor gets paired with one Mentee during our events, but our goal is to create a lasting bond that goes beyond that first encounter. We recommend that individuals who would like to be mentors are confident in their interpersonal skills and ability to encourage mentee engagement.

To become a mentee you must do the following:

  1. Sign up HERE to be notified about our events.
  2. Check out our Events Calendar and sign up for the event that you want to be a mentor for. Specify that you want to be a mentor when you register.

Volunteer on one of our committees

We are looking for volunteers to join our Event Planning Committee. Every year we host a BBQ Fundraiser, Formal Gala, Dance and a Holiday Party.

We also need help with the following tasks:

  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Website/ Database Development

To get involved email Ross at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Join our Board Of Directors

We are looking for professionals that have significant experience and connections in the Financial, Education or Nonprofit sector. We are also looking for people with who have significant management or board experience.

If you are interested in joining our board of directors email Ross at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy of your resume. Please explain how your expertise will benefit our organization.


Start or join an existing college or high school chapter

We are looking for students at local colleges and high schools to start or join an existing Disability Allies student run chapter at their college or high school. The chapter will do the following:

  1. Host their own events at their school or college that involve connecting college or high school students with individuals with disabilities.
  2. Host a Transition To College Day where we pair up students with disabilities from local high schools with college students and help them with the transition process to college.
  3. Plan and facilitate an event for a specific disability related organization or special education school. Your chapter can either hold the event at the location of the organization or hold it at your college. I would recommend focusing on organizations that have existing Day or Residential Programs.
  4. Host an event at our Community Inclusion Center
  5. Organize activities at one of our major events. Every year we host a BBQ Fundraiser, Formal Gala, Dance and a Holiday Party.


Start Or Join An Existing Chapter