Make a difference.
Volunteering is an important part of community life. Every day, Oklahomans spend time and energy making a difference in their communities. Inclusive volunteering is about making sure everyone can give back. Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can serve their communities in many ways. In addition to our OK AIM program, The Arc of Oklahoma also partners with organizations and companies to create and nurture inclusive volunteerism across our state.
Oklahoma Advocates Involved in Monitoring (OK AIM)
Too many Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy have no friends or family involvement. They have no one to speak for them or help with basic decisions. Volunteers for OK AIM, a nationally-recognized program, perform “quality of life” visits to individuals currently receiving community state-waivered services through Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Learn more about OK AIM here.
Volunteering Made for Your Busy Life:
- OK AIM staff will work with your schedule to complete the 8-hour comprehensive training in three sessions. Training includes protocol, monitoring tools, and assisted training visits. Staff or peer trainers accompany volunteer monitors on visits until monitors feel confident completing visits.
- Volunteers choose amount of visits per month or year, maximum travel distance, and available times to complete visits.
- Visits last thirty minutes to one hour. Monitors meet alone for another hour after the visit to review answers to questions.
Shot in the Dark Annual Golf Fundraising Tournament
For volunteers seeking less of a commitment, The Arc of Oklahoma needs more than 75 volunteers for our annual Shot in the Dark Golf Tournament. The event is held at night with glow-in-the-dark balls and LED glow sticks marking tee boxes and holes. Volunteers ensure the safety of participants by illuminating tee boxes, greens, and hazards throughout the course.
Volunteer responsibilities includes:
- Tee Box Monitors
- Greens Monitors
- Hazard Monitors
- Course Set-Up
- Volunteer Check-In
- Golfer Check-In
- Clean Up
For more information regarding Shot in the Dark, click here.
For More Information
If you would like to sign up as a volunteer or just want more information, please fill in and submit the form below and a staff member will contact you soon.