Vocational, Job Placement & Volunteer Opportunities

Our Day Services program helps place adults (21 years or older) with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in either paid or volunteer positions around Connecticut.

Participants gain valuable skills, increase their independence and enhance their self esteem. Many also earn a paycheck! Our committed staff provides all the necessary support, training and supervision to make our day services program work for both employees and employers.

Oak Hill Day Service Programs are contracted for and monitored by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Oak Hill is a recognized private provider by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Self-Determination Program (Comprehensive Waiver and Individual and Family Supports Waiver).

A Complete Job Placement Program

Supported Employment to train, place and support our participants.

This is not just a referral program. We have a full time job developer devoted to recruiting and maintaining employers. Oak Hill trains, places and assists each participant in our day services program, so that both the employee and the employer get the maximum benefit.

We Teach – Participants are paired with a job trainer and learn the skills needed for jobs such as landscaping, fulfillment services, packaging, mailing services, store stocking, maintenance and product assembly.

We Place – More than 30 employers in the Greater Hartford area employ Oak Hill Day Services participants. We can help you find a job that matches with your skills and abilities, often right in your own community.

For seniors, we can place provide less intensive volunteer and vocational positions that emphasize daily living skills; socialization; and community integration.

We Support – Once in the day program, participants receive ongoing training and counsel to help them grow in their position and to manage the day-to-day challenges of working in teams or on time-sensitive projects.

Employers Benefit from Disabled Workers

Our day services program provides a lasting benefit to the employers who participate.

“The Oak Hill Team has become an integral part of our operation here at The Thomas Hooker Brewery. In addition to their flexibility and pride in their work, the team has become a fundamental part of what makes our company unique.”

-Curt A. Cameron, President, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Volunteer with Oak Hill
A variety of people and organizations volunteer for Oak Hill to help us fulfill our mission. This includes teens, college students, families, professionals, and companies. All volunteers who would like to work with our participants must complete a background check through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please start the process by completing the following survey to let us know a little bit more about you and/or your company.

To complete the survey, click here.