"Miss Amazing has truly disassociated 'handicapped' and 'unable'. After volunteering, I have gained an awareness of where I am in life. They shine and after volunteering with Miss Amazing, they have helped me find my shine too."
- Hannah Blazek, Miss Amazing Volunteer
Participant Buddy - FULL Day Volunteer
Are you an attentive and supportive friend? Then you would make a perfect Miss Amazing Buddy! As a Buddy, you’ll be paired up with a participant and act as her official Miss Amazing guide. Even more, she could turn out to be one of your most supportive lifelong friends.
It is our greatest volunteer need as buddies help ensure each participant has an amazing day. Ideally buddies are females, age 16 and above. However, we can consider younger ages depending on their level of experience and availability of an adult to volunteer with them.
A mandatory buddy orientation meeting will be held March 9 (Time TBD) at the Naperville Yellow Box in Room 201 on the second floor. We will provide education, review buddy roles, and answer any questions. Check out our buddy training series for some helpful information that will also be discussed at orientation.
We encourage you to download and share the volunteer flyer, if you know anyone that may be interested.
While our biggest volunteer needs are participant buddies, there are limited opportunities to volunteer through specific positions (photographers , videographers, etc.) and behind-the-scenes odds and ends (i.e. merchandise, tickets, stage production, etc.). Tell us about your interests and skills in the application and we’ll try to find the perfect position for you!
Calling all helpful and supportive gentlemen! The Right-Hand Man program gives boys and men with and without disabilities the opportunity to take center stage as a volunteer. Right-Hand Men accompany and escort the participants on-stage as they present themselves in their evening wear. Check out the Right-Hand Man guide for general information and a link to a video. Information specific to Right-Hand Men of the Illinois event is available here.
Have questions about any of these volunteer positions? Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.