Can I help out without
being financially obligated?
Absolutely! There are many levels of volunteer support for The Ability Experience events. While we are happy to receive your financial support by
ways of donation or gift provided, many of our volunteers help out through
their gift of service. We always need a cheering squad for our many endurance
events and team event arrivals. It takes physical labor, that satisfies the
desire to serve, to do complete building and construction projects. Ask any The Ability Experience employee how you can best fit into a volunteer role.
What is the time
commitment for volunteers?
The amount of time volunteering is up to you. Each event has
a different time commitment and level of support needed. Our events can range
from an hour-long Friendship Visit with an organization serving people with
disabilities to hosting the team for a meal or facilitating overnight lodging.
We also have opportunities to support local Pi Kappa Phi chapters at The Ability Experience empathy training events or other activities.
opportunities are available to support a The Ability Experience team event?
The Ability Experience team event participants enjoy seeing your
smiling face cheering them on along their journey. The teams are also in need
of meals and lodging. If you do not have a facility to house the team or a
place to feed them, maybe you know someone or some group, organization or local
business that would help in providing for these essentials.
How can I provide a
meal for a team?
When a team arrives in your town, you can host them at a
local restaurant, hall or building that will accommodate or deliver the meal to
their lodging location. Many people provide meals with the help of a civic
organization or as a family. You can also donate to The Ability Experience and have a
meal purchased if you’re unable to host the team. The director of logistics can help you arrange a meal sponsorship.
What if a The Ability Experience
team event is not coming through my city?
The Ability Experience Challenges event participants benefit from volunteer
cheers and event support. Physical labor, procurement of tools and supplies or workforce
meals and snacks are all services that have a positive impact for our regional
construction events. Pi Alpha and chapter events can benefit from your
expertise in facilitating, planning and execution.
How do I get involved
in a The Ability Experience Challenges event if I am not an event participant?
Local volunteers support The Ability Experience Challenges runners at
the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. every October by organizing rally
corners. Rally corners are a place for volunteers to congregate as a team and
cheer on runners. To get involved, contact the Major Gifts Officer.
opportunities are available to support The Ability Experience through a local chapter of
Pi Kappa Phi?
Local chapters of Pi Kappa Phi support The Ability Experience through
a variety of events. Many chapters host an annual or bi-annual empathy training
session for students on their campus. Chapters can also benefit from a
volunteer who serves in an advisory role and can assist in the planning and
execution of events and fundraising. Volunteers can also play a vital role in
helping a chapter set up a local volunteer relationship with an organization. Click
here to see if there
is a local chapter near you.
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