Engaging Everyone: Best Practices for Accessible Volunteer Management – 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Jules Good, Executive Director, Neighborhood Access

Session Description:

This is a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to accommodate people with disabilities in many roles. We will explore tips for working with people with all kinds of disabilities, and participants will work together to brainstorm accessibility solutions for their organizations.

This session will utilize breakout rooms so participants can work together in small groups to develop accessibility solutions based on the skills they will learn early on in the session. Everyone will walk away with new skills and a concrete idea of how they can make their volunteering practices inclusive and welcoming for all!

Session Goals:

By the end of this session, participants will have learned how to:

  • conduct accessible digital outreach (email and social media)
  • utilize best in-person engagement practices for people with physical and cognitive disabilities
  • arrange various accommodations (captioning, interpreters, etc) in NH
  • locate accessibility resources online



Jules Good (they/them) is a late-deaf, multiply disabled entrepreneur and the founder and Executive Director of Neighborhood Access, a nonprofit dedicated to helping community-facing organizations make their presence, processes, and practices more accessible to the disabled community. Jules is a candidate for their Master in Public Policy from the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy. They are passionate about all things accessibility and are very excited to teach you how you can make your practices more inclusive for people with disabilities.