AWARE Inc. hires the people we serve to detail its fleet vehicles (Find story next page) — Above, Dean Rollins, fleet vehicle crew member, continues scrubbing fleet car AI84 at Anaconda’s Activity, Employment & Training Center. Both he and Russ work Monday - Friday, caring for 21 vehicles. They will also detail employee vehicles, $10 for the outside or $20 includes the inside of the vehicle. Contact Mike Kopp to have your vehicle detailed at 406.563.8117 or

Detailing cars job offers minimum wage

Detailing cars is among the newest jobs now offered at AWARE Inc. for the people it serves. The new operation has been in place now for the last three weeks. The detailing crew helps care for AWARE’s 21 fleet vehicles in Anaconda, Mont., and 20 in Butte, Mont.

Mike Kopp, employment and training coordinator, in Anaconda says a lot of brainstorming goes into creating the perfect jobs for the people with disabilities AWARE serves. Washing the fleet vehicles was one of those ideas.

In Anaconda, Kopp says the crew includes two clients and a job coach. They detail 10 to 11 vehicles per week, Monday – Friday. The Butte crew members include two of the new residents who live at the Mammoth house plus a job coach. They work Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – noon.

A checklist is available to ensure each crew thoroughly details the vehicles.

The teams scrub and power wash the outside. They vacuum the floors and mats. Detailing also includes cleaning the dashboard, door panels, mirrors, seats and windows. When the vehicles are complete, they are shiny and have that fresh Armor All scent.

While the AWARE fleet is the main focus of the car detailers, the service is extended to all AWARE employees in Anaconda (coming soon to Butte). The crew will wash the outside for $10 or wash both the outside and inside for $20.

AWARE Inc. is an organization who serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With services located throughout Montana, AWARE works to ensure the people it serves achieves maximum independence, productivity and integration into the community.

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