Poster for the Volunteer on #911DayFollowing the events of September 11, 2001, Americans came together to lift each other up, help communities heal and make our country stronger. Every community has needs, large and small. September 11 and the surrounding days are an opportunity to make a commitment to address those needs and support your neighbors by volunteering.

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September 11: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 10, 2020

Poster for the Volunteer on #911DayFollowing the events of September 11, 2001, Americans came together to lift each other up, help communities heal and make our country stronger. September 11, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, pays tribute to those we lost. Since that day, millions have united to honor and commemorate September 11 through volunteer service.

Every community has needs, large and small. September 11 and the surrounding days are an opportunity to make a commitment to address those needs and support your neighbors by volunteering. Visit NationalService.Gov/911Day to find a volunteer opportunity near you.

Volunteerism can also provide valuable experience for adults with disabilities who want to enter the workforce and for youth with disabilities as they transition from school to the workplace. If you're a member of a group that is organizing a project for September 11 and beyond, you probably want to ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities, has the opportunity to serve and to be an active participant. The Corporation for National and Community Service has disability-related resources that can assist your program.

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Volunteering to full-time employment

On his road to full-time employment, Jesus volunteered with an organization that improves the lives of people with serious mental illness. As a volunteer, Jesus learned about the important work the organization does in his community and found a career path he was passionate about. His role grew, and later that year, he accepted a paid position as a case manager. Read more about Jesus to find out how volunteering and the Ticket Program helped him find his way to a full-time career.

Volunteering can help you build a solid foundation for the next phase of your career. The skills you use, the tasks you complete and the outcomes you achieve through volunteering will bring you closer to your career goals. And you'll have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others. It's a win-win situation!

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI/SSDI), are age 18 through 64, and you'd like help reaching your employment goals, consider the free and voluntary Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program. Ticket Program service providers are ready to help you think about your next steps, including a career change. They can help you find training and education, provide job search assistance and on-going support to help you maintain employment, and can give you information about how work will affect your benefits.

To learn more about the Ticket Program, visit choosework.ssa.gov or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket Program Find Help tool.

To learn more about the Ticket Program, visit choosework.ssa.gov or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket Program Find Help tool.

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