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Disability Ministry is everybody's ministry, and everyone, big or small, disabled or not, can make a difference. Partner with Joni and Friends today!

Joni and Friends exists because of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers and staff. We need your support and participation to share the gospel message, equip churches for disability ministry, and serve those affected by disability worldwide.

Opportunities To Get Involved

United States


Make an impact in your community—see what local opportunities are available to you!

Change a life as a Family Retreat volunteer
  • You can help families seeking a time of rest and recreation from the day to day stress of living with a disability by providing Christ-centered encouragement, and the tools to build a stronger family.
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Give the gift of mobility
  • Wheels for the World is looking for dedicated individuals to collect and transport wheelchairs nationally and to join us in international ministry on one of our wheelchair distribution trips overseas.
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Help at your local office
  • There are many opportunities for volunteer work at your local Joni and Friends office. Find out how you can serve in your area!
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Involve your church
  • Learn how to start or expand a disability ministry in your church.
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Be a friend and change a life
  • All across the United States compassionate friends are signing up to be an STM at one of the many Family Retreats. Learn why our volunteer rosters fill up so quickly. The life you change just may be your own.
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Going global—check out what international opportunities are awaiting you!

Distribute wheelchairs to those in need around the world
  • So whether your gifts and talents are working with tools, you are a trained physical therapist or you love sharing the Gospel we have a place for you on one of our teams.
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Volunteer at a Family Retreat in another country
  • Come alongside a child or adult with a disability throughout a week-long retreat for families.
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Become an intern: develop your gifts and touch a life
  • Learn how to minister hope and the healing love of Jesus Christ through 2 and 3 week intern opportunities.
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Make a difference with your professional medical skills
  • We seek committed Christian professionals whose desire is to serve the disabled community abroad by sharing their expertise, short term, with our ministry partners.
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Bring accessibility and hope
  • Total Access (TA) teams go into other countries and make streets, homes, and buildings accessible to people affected by disability.
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