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Opportunity Enterprises Charity Profile
The mission of Opportunity Enterprises Inc. is to promote self-sufficiency and life choices for challenged individuals.
Vision: Opportunity Enterprises will be the leading provider of choice for services to challenged individuals in Porter County and Northwest Indiana.
Opportunity Enterprises Volunteer Information
There are many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer at Opportunity Enterprises. We look for exceptional people to help with clients, clerical assistance and special events.
Whether you are looking for a one-time event or an on-going commitment, we work hard at making a perfect match – for our volunteers and our clients – to create a meaningful experience for all.
In seeking the perfect match we start the volunteering process by asking all volunteers to take a tour of the agency and to meet with the Volunteer Coordinator. It is important to spend time upfront, finding the right fit and then assuring each volunteer is acclimated into our agency.
There are special events that provide one-time commitments and we also have on-going, regularly scheduled commitments for volunteers.
Our special events are a lot of fun, a great way to help out and even a time for friends to get together to help a great cause.
Our largest one-day event if our Pack-A-Thon. Held each September we pull together 800+ volunteers to pack the 45,000 bags for The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This event is great for groups and individuals alike.
Renewed Horizons, our Adult Day Center, is a program specially designed for our elderly friends at OE. The focus is on meeting the needs of these individuals by providing personal care, meals, transportation and social health and recreational activities during the daytime hours. Volunteer opportunities exist for anyone interested in assisting with activities such as card games, bingo, music, reading aloud to clients, etc. Monday through Friday – anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Community Living Program
Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. operates seven group homes throughout Porter County. In addition, our support professionals provide care and assistance to over consumers residing in 25 independent living sites.
Volunteer opportunities exist for individuals interested in establishing friendships with our Community Living consumers. They can participate in many activities, including meal assistance, playing board and card games, attending group and church outings, and assisting clients with written correspondence to families and friends.
Evening and weekend hours are most conducive to the Community Living program.
Out Day habilitation and Daily Living Skills areas utilize volunteers with programs that may include crafts, assistive exercise, music, reading to clients, assisting with specific curriculum-based objectives.
OutSource solutions provides opportunities from time to time with product packaging and assembly projects.
With OE educational programs, volunteers can teach self help skills, such as exercise and cooking. They may also use personal talents to create new instructional groups.
Help spread the message about Opportunity Enterprises by lending your skills in clerical and computer operations, telephoning, and letter writing. Development also allows volunteers to participate in fun and rewarding fundraising activities and special events.
Opportunity Enterprises Donation Information
At Opportunity Enterprises, we Celebrate Amazing People every day. Please join us by making a tax-deductible contribution to support our programs and services today.