From time to time, local mom Ann Moeller’s entire family volunteers at InReturn, the local nonprofit that provides employment for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other special needs. Families can work alongside employees in assembling products and packaging items. Young volunteers can help assemble boxes or bottle-cap brushes, says Volunteer Coordinator Alison Kaufman. Older volunteers can facilitate life skills classes in computers, cooking, fitness or art.
“We love it,” Moeller says. “They make it fun. The kids take breaks and play games and have contests. They’re working, but they don’t feel like they’re working.”
Located at 6043 Interstate Circle, InReturn was started by Rob Groeschen, whose brother suffered from TBI.
Summertime volunteer hours are 9 – 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, or 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Call 513-247-0056, ext. 36 or e-mail Alison@inreturn.org to get involved. Learn more at inreturn.org.