Since 1950
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Would you like to make a difference?

Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are an important part of the Institute. They help achieve our mission of making a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families every day. From working directly with children to helping with administrative tasks, volunteers help us achieve more and make a bigger impact in our community than we could do alone. 


Our founders, Mose and Garrison Siskin, knew that stepping up to make a difference in the lives of others was important. Our volunteers carry their mission forward today.

The Institute needs energetic, talented, creative and compassionate people to help us make a difference in our four areas of focus: education, outreach, health care and home visiting. Where would you like to make a difference? 

Take a look at the volunteer position descriptions below and complete the application to apply.

Reading Buddy 

Lending Library Assistant 

Data Entry 

Pediatric Center Support 

On  Call Volunteer - Event Support

Don't see the right fit for you? Contact us at 423.648.1700 or email us at to discuss other opportunities.