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Through our FANS (Friends, Allies & Neighbors) Program, Riverside volunteers of all ages can connect with the people we serve in a variety of ways. Have a particular skills you would like to share? Want to work with a certain age group? Aspire to coach one of our Special Olympics teams? No matter your interest, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. And if not, we will create one just for you!
Our volunteer opportunities are tailored to each community member, and no contribution is too small. Whether you are available to volunteer on a regular basis or just periodically, we appreciate your support! By using this individualized approach, you can choose an area of service that suits you and your schedule, as well as provides you with an experience that is most rewarding to you.
We can always use a new Riverside FAN! Join our email list and sign up to receive our monthly newsletters that shares our current FANS opportunities. Once you are ready to start volunteering, fill out our FANS Application. If you have questions about our FANS Program and its opportunities, please contact us.
Welcome to the Family
At Riverside, our FANS are more than volunteers.
They are family.
Our FANS are why Miami County is such an inclusive community.
Become part of the FANS family and discover where your heart lies.
Who We Are
Riverside FANS are friends, advocates, teachers and mentors. With their heart and dedication, they continue to exemplify our agency's 4 core values.
Riverside FANS demonstrate honesty, build trust and do the right thing--even when no one is watching.
Riverside FANS strive for excellence, inclusion and acceptance of people with developmental disabilities. As a facet of our agency, they represent Riverside to our community.
Riverside FANS treat others with kindness and acceptance, value others' opinions even when they are different and support everyone's abilities and contributions.
Riverside FANS provide support to one another, the people we serve and their families and our staff. They create an enjoyable and inclusive environment for everyone.
Ready to be a FAN? Fill out our Volunteer Application. Once the application is processed, you will be contacted by our Communications & Volunteer Coordinator who will ask you questions about yourself and refer you to the program which best fits your interests.
Discover your passion.
Explore our current FANS opportunities and discover how you can help. Wherever you find yourself, we know it will change your life. Where will your heart lead you?
Our services are enhanced greatly by the support of the Miami County community. If you are an individual interested in investing in our agency or a community organization looking to partner with us, we would love to hear from you!
The ways you or your organization can partner with our agency are many.
Sometimes the folks we serve need help purchasing certain household items like beds, couches or window A/C units. They may also be interested in participating in a certain activity or program, like swim lessons at the YMCA.
Other times, our Special Olympics programs could benefit from new uniforms for our athletes or other sporting equipment.
Discover how you can join us on our mission to empower people with developmental disabilities and contact us today.