22NTC Session: Program
Increasing Accessibility for Volunteers With Disabilities
Submitted by: Christian Raley


This session will discuss practical steps for including people with disabilities in volunteer and service opportunities. Learn how to develop inclusive opportunities and language, strategies for recruiting and orienting volunteers, ways to increase the digital accessibility of your organization’s online presence, and supporting volunteers remotely and in-person.

Session Type

60 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand and articulate how inclusion of people with disabilities fits into broader diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
  • To integrate best practices for marketing, recruiting, orienting, and managing volunteers with disabilities into overall volunteer management.
  • To gain confidence around accessing resources, establishing inclusive communication, and ensuring that people with disabilities can contribute to your organization.

Target Audience

Nonprofit professionals who want to learn practical steps to include people with disabilities in volunteer and service opportunities.