Home with Friends
Weekly 1 hour
The Home with Friends program gives you the chance to get to know your Special Friend in the environment they are most comfortable in; their own home. Together you can bake cookies, play games, create arts and crafts items, play in the snow, read books, or do just about anything you can think of! The opportunities are endless for the two of you to have a great time together -
it's no wonder children with special-needs often wait the whole week for the moment their
"Friend" (that's you) walks through the door! A Home with Friends volunteer coordinator will set you up with a family, tell you everything you need to know, and constantly keep in touch with you
to make sure everything runs smoothly. So
make the highlight of the child's week yours too. Volunteer for Home With Friends today!
For a child with special needs, the “outside world” can seem overwhelmingly strange. Under the Life Skills program, teen volunteers and professionals help participants become comfortable in public places so they can use these facilities with confidence and ease. This, in turn, helps them to become as self-sufficient as possible.
Sunday Circle/Teen Scene
Sundays 2:00-4:00 PM - Monthly
Sunday Circle is a unique opportunity to spend quality time with your special friend and others, while at the same time developing their skills and boosting their self-esteem. This two hour program takes place once a month on Sunday afternoons. You will work one-on-one helping a Special Friend, with the assistance of professional instructors, music and art therapists, you'll help the kids groove to tunes, jump start creativity, enjoy story-telling, and participate in all
sorts of sports, cooking, baking, drama and crafts.
YOUNG ADULT/ADULT CIRCLE
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM - Monthly
Spend some time with The Circle of Friends young adult and adult participants. Socialize, make arts & crafts, cook, bake and enjoy music and dance with professional instructors.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Volunteer
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Volunteer Program
is designed specifically for children entering into adulthood. Its purpose is to provide children preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah with a meaningful way of empowering themselves as they give to others. Through hands-on volunteering at group social events, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah will get a closer look at the lives of children and teens with special needs and realize:
The importance of giving back to the community.
The impact you can have on others.
At the completion of the Mitzvah Volunteer Program, each Bar/Bat Mitzvah will receive a certificate documenting his/her involvement in the program. He/she will also be presented with the opportunity to join other volunteer programs at the Circle of Friends.
Winter Summer Camp
Volunteer as a counselor, one week during December, & February break and end of August.