American Association of People with Disabilities
Disability Mentoring Day Coordinator Sign-Up
Thank you for your interest in serving as a Disability Mentoring Day Coordinator!
Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is a large-scale national effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships.
DMD Coordinators are the volunteers that make Disability Mentoring Day possible all around the country each year. Coordinators are responsible for organizing DMD events in their community and making connections between students with disabilities, job seekers with disabilities, high schools, colleges and universities, local/state disability organizations, and businesses. Events take many different shapes and forms depending on the volunteer Coordinator and the needs of the local community, but include job shadowing, one-on-one mentoring, panel discussions, professional development workshops, informational interviews, and more. We’ve received countless stories from DMD coordinators on the profound difference this one day can have for young people with disabilities, including leading to their first paid internship or job.
- After you complete this registration form, you will receive the Disability Mentoring Day Toolkit with your confirmation email (the email will be from firstname.lastname@example.org). The Toolkit includes resources and best practices for organizing a DMD event.
- AAPD will host a DMD Organizing call during the summer to provide examples of successful DMD events and answer questions. Volunteers who register through this form will receive an email with additional information about the call.
- When the details of your event are worked out, please share that information with AAPD through the DMD Events form (Coordinators will receive email reminders about this).
- If you have any questions please email email@example.com. We're happy to work with Coordinators one-on-one to provide guidance and technical assistance.