Calling All Self-Advocates!
ROOF needs your help and advice!
ROOF is looking for input from self-advocates who would like to help guide and shape the work we are doing.
There are many opportunities for volunteers to be involved, with a range of involvement levels.
ROOF is seeking self-advocates who would have at least two hours of volunteer time to commit per month. At this level of involvement, a volunteer can join a committee or a work group that meets by phone monthly.
For volunteers who would like more involvement and have the ability to travel: T
he Board of Directors is looking for
self-advocates who would be interested in participating on the ROOF Advisory Council. The Council offers the opportunity to be involved in face-to-face meetings that typical last 5 to 7 hours with short breaks throughout the day. The Council meets in Tampa once a year (in August). Council members are also invited to attend quarterly Board meetings and provide input on important matters. Travel reimbursement is available through funding from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC), in accordance with the FDDC Travel Policy.
We are also looking for self-advocates who are willing to tell their housing stories. Your stories can be told in writing, on video, or you can share your story as a presenter on a workshop panel.
ROOF is looking for self-advocates who would like to volunteer as peer mentors for people with developmental disabilities who want to choose a new residential option. This would initially involve having peer-to-peer phone conversations about housing using materials provided by ROOF to guide the conversation.
We also need volunteers who are interested in looking for articles on housing and sending them to us to add to our website.
ROOF is looking for volunteers to help with our social media accounts.
ROOF is also recruiting members for the following work groups and committees:
- Advocacy (attending meetings by phone/computer, gathering information, contacting policymakers, etc.)
- Data Collection (attending meetings by phone/computer, helping to design focus groups, surveys, etc.)
- Housing Information (collecting stories of people who have been successful in their residential setting, public speaking, peer mentors, etc.)
If you are interested in volunteering in any of these ways, please contact us.
- Networking (attending meetings by phone/computer and in person in your own community, helping to establish a housing network in your region of the state