Make a Difference at Turnstone

Help Turnstone create possibilities for children and adults with disabilities by donating your time and talent. Review the descriptions below to find the perfect fit for your interest and availability. Opportunities include event volunteers, concession volunteers and program volunteers. 

After signing up for one of the volunteer opportunities listed below, all first-time volunteers will also be required to fill out additional paperwork related to the selected area of need. You will receive information about your next steps after completing the initial sign up form.

Questions?  Contact Beth Moody, Volunteer Coordinator, at beth@turnstone.org or (260) 483-2100.

Event Volunteer Opportunities

Turnstone’s events are perfect opportunities for groups of community-minded adults or students to contribute. After signing up for one of the volunteer opportunities listed below, all first-time volunteers will also need to fill out the Turnstone volunteer registration form online prior to arriving for your first volunteer opportunity. 

  • Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies Socials Sign up to Volunteer
  • Train 4 Turnstone Sign up to Volunteer
  • Power Soccer Team Practices Sign up to Volunteer
  • ​​Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Social Dances Sign up to Volunteer
  • Track & Field Practice *Regularly Scheduled* (Information will be posted next season)
  • Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (November 3-4) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Power Soccer Tournament (November 10-11) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Turnstone Rugby Invitational (November 17-18) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (January 26-27) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Adult Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (February 2-3) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Silver Stick Sled Hockey Tournament (February 2-3) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Sled Hockey Adult Tournament (February 9-10) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Power Soccer League Days (March 2-3) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Endeavor Games (April 19-21) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon
  • Goalball & Judo IBSA World Championships (June 30-July 10) - Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon

Concession Stand Volunteer Needs

  • Future dates to be determined

Program Volunteer Positions

Turnstone relies on volunteers to assist with the daily programming activities for adults and children, including support therapy, aquatic, and fitness programs. These opportunities include recurring commitment times. See below for more information. 

All participants will need to fill out the program volunteer position application online.  

Adult Day Services Volunteer

Volunteers assist staff and adult clients during program activities, such as crafts and games, as well as at snack and lunch time.  Volunteers help keep the program area clean and orderly.

Requirements

  • Pass a National Criminal History consumer report 
  • TB Test

Childcare Program Volunteer

Volunteers interact with the children and staff; assist in the preparation of daily activities including escorting children to the classroom, removing coats, preparing children for activities, gathering and distributing materials; assist in classroom activities including mealtime, games, music, and free-play; share ideas and plans; assist in keeping classroom area clean and orderly; organizing and washing toys and dishes.

Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Pass a National Criminal History consumer report 
  • Finger printing if volunteering more than 8 hours per month (at own expense valid for 3 years after completed)
  • Physical (within 3 months, or in past 12 months at own expense)
  • TB Test

Concessions Management Volunteer

Concession management volunteers provide oversight assistance of concession activities. These needs include day-to-day concession functions, as well as support for a variety of sports and recreation events held at Turnstone.  Volunteers will prepare, serve, and sell food and beverages and maintain a clean work area.  All funds raised in the concessions support Turnstone's programs and services. Short-term concession volunteer opportunities are also available--please see above. 

Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Pass a National criminal history consumer report 
  • Food handling experience a plus, but not required

Fundraising Events Volunteer

Volunteers assist with Turnstone's Fundraising Events by helping with ticket sales, event setup/takedown, and by serving on planning committees.  For more inforamtion, contact Kenna Davis, Sponsorship & Special Events Manager, at kenna@turnstone.org or (260) 483-2100.

Requirements

  • Pass a National Criminal History consumer report 

Sports and Recreation Program Volunteer

Volunteers assist with individual sport practices and programming activities.  Activities include, but are not limited to, wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, power soccer, tennis, and boccia.

Requirements

  • Pass a National Criminal History consumer report 
  • TB Test

Therapy / Aquatics / Fitness Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to assist people with disabilties of all ages.  Volunteers help prepare for the therapy activity; wash, dry and fold laundry towels; help get out and put away equipment; clean equipment; and assist clients in getting to and from the program areas.

Requirements

  • Pass a National Criminal History consumer report 
  • TB Test