Community volunteers’ structures can potentially be energized to provide supports for people with disabilities. Volunteers like Members of Village Health Teams, Para-social Workers and Paralegals who have proved effective in mobilizing communities for vaccination, following up on cases of domestic violence etc. may also be appropriately trained and coordinated to provide some form of supports to people with disabilities. For example, they may ensure that people with mobility needs are supported to travel to public meetings. They could be trained in making mobility devices from locally available resources. Community Based Rehabilitation (or community Based Inclusive Development) strategies can be utilized through the structured of community volunteers.
Informal groups which are either a requirement; or a result of Programs of Non-governmental can be leveraged to provide supports for people with disabilities if the sponsor of the program is interested in disability inclusion. For Example, the Stromme Foundation has a program known as “bonga” aiming at promoting dialog and functional literacy skills among Adolescent girls. The program has a component of forming Bonga centers. Members of the Bonga centers can be further trained/mentored to provide su9pports beginning with their peers with disabilities and eventually rolling out the support system to entire communities.