Empowering people with disabilities to discover and achieve their own ICAN statements.
a nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 35 years.
Our mission is to serve people with disabilities and their families through employment, social, and respite opportunities. We do this by providing quality recreational, employment, empowerment, and socialization programs for Southern California’s children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in a way that meets the needs of the whole family.
We would not be able to achieve our current reach and scope of services without our dedicated and inspiring volunteers, who give both time and talent to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
We are a unique nonprofit in that every event we host is put on almost entirely by volunteers. Our nurses, camp/program directors, office staff, teachers, and counselors all come together for our events to volunteer because we love it. ICAN understands the value of involving young people. By informing and including youth, they see the universal value of diversity. Everyone has a voice and a contribution to make, no matter their age, ability, or position.
Volunteers serve in many different capacities at our various events ranging from one-on-one assistance for children or adults to being the director of fun! They are also essential to staging the many events and fundraising activities that take place throughout Southern California.
Interested in becoming a volunteer at ICAN? Find out how!
Check out the following video that highlights one of our amazing volunteer nurses.