Candeo is excited to announce a brand new program website for volunteers!  Consider sharing your time with a person with a disability, bridging the gap between getting out INTO the community and becoming a member OF the community.  Volunteer as a mentor, share your skills, help with an event, or connect our clients with groups and volunteer opportunities in Polk County.  Check out our volunteer opportunities, apply to volunteer, or contact with questions!

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General Interests

Administration and Operations

Work performed within this group relates to a wide range of assignments in the provision of staff support to the internal operations and projects of the organization.  This can include front desk work, data projects, research assignments, design or marketing work.

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Home Maintenance 1
School Internship 1

Arts, Crafts, and Games

Candeo clients are looking to connect with community members in a quiet setting with a creative goal. Some examples of this would be somebody to paint with or do other crafts, or a board game buddy or video game partner--even someone who would interact with our folks on XBOX Live/PS4 Network.

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Crocheting 1
Video Game Partner 1


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Faith Connector 1

Getting Active

Candeo clients are looking to add variety, motivation, and a social aspect to working out, playing games, or getting active. Specific requests have included an exercise buddy, someone to walk with, a running partner or introduction to a running club, and someone to play basketball with.

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Basketball 1
Caring for Rabbits 1

Skills Sharing

Share a skill with a person with a disability!  Music lessons or practice buddies, language partners (especially Spanish and ASL), cooking together, crocheting, and woodworking are all areas of interest.  

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Cooking Together 1
Language Partners 1
Music Lessons or Practice Partners 1
Woodworking 1

Mission Statement

Candeo's mission is to inspire our clients to achieve their personal goals.

Candeo's vision is a community empowered by the contribution of all.

Volunteering helps all become part of the community we built together.