Get Involved

How to Get Involved in Disability Voices United

There are many ways to get involved and support the self-advocates and families of Disability Voices United…

1. Join Disability Voices United as a Member

Memberships costs are very affordable and we will waive the membership fee for anyone who needs it. Get 6 months of membership FREE NOW!

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2. Donate to Disability Voices United

We need your support to fund our advocacy efforts and trainings for self-advocates and family members.

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3. Become an Ambassador

Ambassadors are Disability Voices United’s “eyes, ears and voices” at the regional centers. We are looking for self-advocates and family members at every regional center.

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4. Purchase a Book

Disability Voices United has two publications that are must-reads for any participant in the Self-Determination Program, family member, or professional. Your purchase of these books helps support DVU!

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5. Use Amazon Smile & Select DVU as Your Charity

If you use Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile. The prices, goods, and services available are exactly the same as Amazon's main site. However, when you shop at Amazon Smile instead of the main Amazon site, .5% of your eligible purchases are donated to a charity of your choice.

DVU is registered as an Amazon Smile charity. Every little bit helps us advocate for choice and control, meaningful outcomes, and equitable systems.

If you'd like to give to DVU through Amazon Smile as part of your shopping routine, here's how!

1.) Go to www.smile.amazon.com. You may be prompted to log in. If you are, use the email & password for your Amazon account.

2.) You'll be directed to a page that says "Select an Organization to Start Shopping" at the top. Look for the search box below the phrase "Or pick your own organization."

3.) Type in "Disability Voices United" to that search box, and hit "search." DVU should be the first organization on the next page. We're the Disability Voices United located in Manhattan Beach.

If you're already using Amazon Smile but would like to switch your charity to DVU, just go to smile.amazon.com like normal. Under the search box, there's a little orange text that says: "Supporting" and the name of whatever charity you have selected. Hit the small drop-down arrow next to your charity name. An information window pops up with the name of your charity, and the word "change" next to it. From there, it's just like the steps above: search for Disability Voices United, and select us.

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