The ATOU team of volunteers travels to schools throughout the Placer County and the greater Sacramento area bringing its hands-on disability-awareness program to students. The core program, a three hour presentation is powerful, providing an opportunity for students to experience what it might be like to be disabled or just be a little different.
Volunteers are essential to ATOU. As part of each school program, we have 3-5 volunteer speakers and 4-8 volunteer activity instructors.
Volunteer Opportunities Available:
Activity Instructors: Individuals who assist students with the program activities. All interact with students and guide them through activities at each station. Many help with uploading and set-up of presentation equipment.
Program Speakers: Individuals with disabilities who share their stories on a personal basis and interact with our students. They offer new perspectives and insight through their humor and honesty.
Special Event Participants: Drivers for Disabled Speakers: Volunteers who help with public relations, fundraising events, fairs, conventions and other community events.
Professionals:Members of our local community who offer their services pro bono, to assist ATOU with graphic arts, accounting, legal services, technical support, etc.
A Touch of Understanding is always looking for committed volunteers to assist with weekly presentations and other events during the year. Our volunteers form the heart of A Touch of Understanding and we always welcome new people. If you love to help others and are looking for a way to give back to your community, please call today to explore volunteer opportunities at A Touch of Understanding!
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
See school schedule below:
Plan to join us for a presentation! Check the Event Calendar to see when our presentations are.
A Touch of Understanding is excited to be part of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
To date, the President’s Council has partnered with more than 80 Leadership Organizations and more than 28,000 Certifying Organizations to bestow more than 1.5 million awards to the Nation's deserving volunteers.