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Disability Network Southwest Michigan is a great place to work or volunteer. With offices in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph, we cover an eight-county area in Southwestern Michigan. We are one of 14 Centers for Independent Living in Michigan; while we are part of a bigger network, we operate independently.

At least 51% of our Board of Directors and staff members identify as having a disability. Our philosophy is that people with a disability are experts on disability issues and that services we provide should be created with the direct input of those they will impact. 

Below you will find information about Employment and Volunteer opportunities at Disability Network Southwest Michigan.


Follow this link to learn about employee benefits.

Disability Network Southwest Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Openings:

Advocacy Academy

We are currently seeking 8 youth/young adults to work on our 2021 Advocacy Academy this summer. Advocacy Academy is a paid 8-week summer job where participants choose a disability advocacy issue to learn about and create an advocacy campaign for. This is an opportunity to get involved in the disability rights movement and learn the skills of advocacy and leadership. Advocacy Academy will be offered in our Kalamazoo office.

Follow this link to learn more about Advocacy Academy and how to apply.


Volunteer your time and talents at Disability Network. We have a variety of ways you can help make a difference — from one-time projects to on-going needs.Examples of some of our volunteer needs are: board and committee members, advocacy team members, builders for our Ramp Up program.

Contact Laurie Grimm at (269) 345-1516 x115 to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Disability Network Southwest Michigan.