Exceptional volunteers move the mission of CIL of S. FL forward by serving on our Board of Directors and Disability Advocacy Council, by advocating at community meetings and engaging in citizen actions, by participating in demonstrations and rallies, by fundraising, and writing grant proposals for the Center.
We have many opportunities for people with and without disabilities to volunteer at the center.
The Center is always looking for volunteers to fulfill a valuable role not only to the Center but to the staff and themselves in learning skills to prepare them for future employment. Please call CILSF to get more information on how to become a volunteer.
Board of Directors
Any person interested in serving on the Board of Directors or on Board Advisory Committees (i.e. Fundraising, Finance, Personnel, etc.) should send a resume to the attention of the Executive Director in care of the Center for Independent Living of South Florida, Inc. (CILSF) These positions require an average of two hours per month.
Disability Advocacy Council
Volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn Civil Rights laws and advocacy skills. This training will enable these specialized volunteers to excel at serving on boards, alliances, coalitions, and committees where they can influence disability policy and impact funding decisions that can positively change the lives of people with disabilities in our local community. Additionally, these volunteers keep Center staff informed of the concerns of people with disabilities, the gaps in services, and the issues that the Center should support. Currently, advocates are working on committees in our community concerned with accessible, affordable, integrated housing; transportation; health care; and disaster preparedness.
Internship/Service Learning Placements
- Internship Placements:Undergraduate- and graduate-level internship placements for anyone, with or without a disability, can be arranged with any college or university in the United States. If you would like to do an internship to meet requirements for graduation, see us for more information. We offer placements for students in many different fields of study, i.e., non-profit accounting, information technology, psychology, social services, marketing, fundraising, public relations, journalism, rehabilitation, non-profit management, special education, and adult literacy.Call Kelly Greene, the Center’s Executive Director, at 305-751-8025 for more information. Then ask your instructor and/or department head to call us to arrange a placement.
- Service Learning: Service Learning or other volunteer opportunities are always available at the Center. Call, write or e-mail for information and your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate individual. Some positions might include:
– Disability Advocate
– Information and Referral Specialist
– Instructional Aide (Tutor)
- Parking Lot Security
– Public Relations Specialist
- Website Designer
Voice: (305) 751-8025
TTY: (305) 751-8891
Fax: (305) 751-8944
Toll-free: (800) 854-7554