Volunteers are key to the success of most not-for-profit organizations. However, according to an article on volunteer.ca, people with disabilities are often unrepresented in volunteer activities. Simple, inexpensive changes to an organization such as changes in recruitment, training, task development, volunteer support, environment policies and procedures can make an organization more inclusive.
The Volunteer Canada website is a useful resource for all aspects of volunteering. It also has a list of useful fact sheets which outline ways to make volunteer opportunities more inclusive.
For more information about engaging people with disabilities, click here.