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A group of smiling people in a hotel lobby, some standing, others using wheelchairs.
The words together we reach more are spelled out horizontally, a letter from each word coming together to spell out the word team vertically. Under the word team is the word volunteer. To the right of  these words is the Self Advocates United as 1 logo. The Self Advocates United as 1 Logo has our name and initials. It includes outlines of people in different colors, one using a wheelchair and two walking, to reflect SAU1’s diversity. There is an outline of Pennsylvania and sunrise colors.

Together We Reach More through Team Volunteer

Team Volunteer (TeamV) was a project of  Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1) powered by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC). It was from July 2017 to September 2020.

TeamV staff used their power to:

  •  Talk with people with disabilities about their interests
  •  Help folks learn what volunteering is, and what is available to volunteers
  •  Talk to places that use volunteers about the value of people with disabilities as volunteers
  •  Connect people with disabilities with volunteer opportunities
  •  Provide technical assistance to organizations to help them better include people with disabilities.

TeamV started in Crawford and Venango Counties in PA, added Mercer County in its third year, and moved to virtual events due to Covid-19.

Our Volunteers at Work

A person holding a microphone reads from a projector screen while another person looks on.

Power Staff Evan Anderson empowers self advocates to get involved in volunteering with a presentation at UCIP in Meadville PA in September 2018 while former Power Staff Sam Maxwell looks on.

A person holding a microphone reads from a projector screen while another person looks on.

Power Staff Peggy Collins empowers self advocates to get involved in volunteering with a presentation at UCIP in Meadville, PA in September 2018.

Two people sitting at a table listening to another person talking at the front of the room.

Power Staff Joe Chandler and former Power Staff Annie Pitre listen to the Director of the Pointe in Oil City talk about opportunities to volunteer at the Pointe. January 2020.


A person with brown hair, wearing a tan shirt, glasses and multicolored scarf.

Power Staff Christine Breakstone talks with other members of Team Volunteer at the Pointe in Oil City. January 2020.

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