Become a VolunteerGet involved by giving your time
At The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee (EFWT), participants have the opportunity to socialize and meet new people in supportive settings. Volunteers should be willing to be a friend to our participants as well as be willing to assist with activities. We serve our participants’ social, recreational and continued educational needs by offering cultural field trips, daily exercise, sports, music classes, social skills classes, gardening, culinary arts, and much more. Volunteering at the EFWT leaves an impact on the lives of all that participate.
- All volunteers must go through a brief orientation and fill out a volunteer packet. A background check is also completed for all volunteers. New volunteers will be contacted once approved.
- Once approved as a volunteer, volunteers are welcome whenever the EFWT is open.
- Volunteers of many ages help at the EFWT. Volunteers under the age of 16 should obtain permission from the EFWT Volunteer Coordinator before volunteering.
- Remember that participant information is strictly confidential.
- Dress appropriately. Short should be mid thigh or longer. Spaghetti strap tops, gym shorts and flip flops are not permitted.
- Personal belongings, especially electronics and cell phones, should remain in the business hub. The EFWT is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings.
- Volunteers are NEVER to be alone with participants.
- The EFWT is a smoke-free facility.
Fill Out Your Volunteer Packet
Questions About Volunteering?
For questions regarding volunteering, contact us and let’s talk.
Q: What can I do as a volunteer?
A: Volunteering helps support our mission. Volunteers should be willing to be a friend to those who participate and offer assistance with activities. As a volunteer, you can help enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by assisting with activities such as sports, art classes, baking in our dog bakery, music classes, book clubs and more.
Or if you have an idea for an activity, we’d love to hear about it! Volunteers frequently lead activities, too.
Q: When can I volunteer?
A: Volunteers are welcome any time we are open. Check calendars for daily activities. Come for one day or talk to us about volunteering on a regular basis.
Q: Who can volunteer?
A: Volunteering at the EFWT presents excellent opportunities for high school groups, college groups, clubs, individuals and those with lots of energy.
If you are under the age of 16, be sure to call ahead and get permission from the Executive Director or Program Director. Any volunteers under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign volunteer release of liability forms.
So you’d love to become involved with the EFWT? That’s awesome! Let’s talk.