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Employment/Volunteer

Participant with StaffWould you like to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, while having fun and making friends? Then SEASPAR is the place for you!

We provide dynamic recreation programs and quality services for our residents with disabilities, and our vision is to help our participants discover abilities, achieve potential, and realize dreams. And we can’t do all that without awesome staff and volunteers!

Enjoy rewarding work with children, teens, or adults during daytime, after-school, evening, or weekend hours. Be an advocate for our participants while helping them safely engage in activities including fitness, arts, community outings, dances, organized sports, and much more. Check out our current program guide on the Program Schedules and Brochures page to see what kind of programs and events you can be a part of!

Involvement in SEASPAR programs requires enthusiasm, patience, commitment, and dedication. You also must provide your own transportation to and from work which could be in any of our member communities. Although experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred, no formal experience is required.

Join the SEASPAR team by applying for employment, volunteer opportunities, or internships. Below are the different ways that you can become a part of SEASPAR!

Quote from SEASPAR Parent: SEASPAR is "family." LOVE all the tireless staff and how well they interact with all participants... Not sure what we would do without them.

Employment

Staff with Gymnastics ParticipantSEASPAR seeks part-time employees and conducts interviews as needed throughout the year, and full-time staff on an as-needed basis. Applicants must be 16 years or older to be eligible. We offer competitive wages based upon level of education and experience within the field.

View current job postings.

Access the online application system to complete an application or return to an existing application.

After submitting your online job application, you will be sent an email message confirming the successful submission of your application. Please note that resumes, letters of recommendations, and reference information can be uploaded with your application. Your online employment application will remain active for one year, and you may access it at any time to make changes or to apply for different positions.

If you would like to submit a paper application, please call us at 630.960.7600 to request one.

Do not get discouraged if you do not receive a call for an interview right away, as we wait for positions to open before contacting applicants. SEASPAR will retain your application on file until a position requiring your qualifications is available.

SEASPAR is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about employment with SEASPAR, contact us online or call us at 630.960.7600.

Volunteering

When you volunteer, everyone benefits. Studies have shown that regular volunteer work, more than any other activity, increases life expectancy. Benefits of volunteering also include meeting new people, leading a balanced life, improving your self-esteem, and being a positive influence in the community. When you volunteer, you can:

  • Make new friends
  • Explore career and personal interests
  • Earn great recommendations for future employment or college applications
  • Develop marketable job skills
  • Build your resume
  • Enrich your education
  • Discover hidden skills and talents
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Make a difference
  • Have fun!

Who Volunteers?

Volunteer Fist-Bumping Golf ParticipantVolunteers can be company employees, school groups, service club members, students, and all individuals who want to share their time, talents, and gifts to make a difference in someone’s life!

Volunteers play an integral part at SEASPAR programs. Volunteers save SEASPAR more than $30,000 in staffing costs each year while creating lasting relationships, giving hands-on assistance, demonstrating skills, and encouraging participation.

SEASPAR volunteers are expected to follow a specific code of conduct when working at programs. Volunteers are placed into programs according to the needs of the program and the availability of volunteers. Volunteers are not staffed into programs as “extra” staff, but are an indispensable part of the program!

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and apply with parental approval. Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred.

Become a Volunteer

Access the online application system to complete a volunteer application or return to an existing application.

After submitting your online volunteer application, you will be sent an email message confirming the successful submission of your application. Your application will remain active for one year, and you may access it at any time to make changes or to apply for different positions.

If you would like to submit a paper application, please call us at 630.960.7600 to request one.

Do not get discouraged if you do not receive a call for an interview right away, as we wait for positions to open before contacting applicants. SEASPAR will retain your application on file until a position requiring your qualifications is available.

For more information about volunteering with SEASPAR, contact us online or call us at 630.960.7600.

Schools/Groups/Service Clubs

Student Volunteer High-Fiving ParticipantSchools, groups, and service clubs have many opportunities to support SEASPAR. These include various experiences within our Adopt-a-Program options:

  • The school, group, or service club members commit to a weekly program by providing a specified number of volunteers each week the program meets. Individual volunteers are able to build relationships with participants, see participants develop over the course of a program, and save SEASPAR money that would otherwise be spent on staffing costs.
  • The school, group, or service club commits to providing volunteers for a special event or tournament at SEASPAR. Individuals will assist with running the event, and also interact with participants. These experiences are usually a half- or full-day commitment and allow SEASPAR to offer low-cost experiences for all who are involved.

For more information about school, group, or service club opportunities, contact us online or call us at 630.960.7600.

Internships

SEASPAR offers internships and fieldwork experience opportunities year-round to college students majoring in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field. Each experience is specifically designed to prepare the student for their professional career by combining practical, hands on learning with their educational backgrounds according to SEASPAR and university requirements.  The internship program is supervised by a CTRS and duties involve all the standards set by NCTRC for certification.

For more information about internships, contact us online or call us at 630.960.7600.