Once a week throughout the school year, Friends@Home accommodates a wide variety of schedules. Friends@Home pairs two teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship through weekly home visits. This provides children the chance to bond with their volunteers in an environment they are most comfortable in, while their parents and siblings receive much-needed respite.
Through the weekly visits, the pair establish a warm friendship that combats the loneliness and isolation so often felt by individuals with special needs. At the same time, their teen volunteers learn the priceless value of giving.
Sunday Circle offers a wonderful opportunity for children to gain from group activities while still receiving one-on-one attention from their volunteers. Activities include sports instruction, music and movement instruction, arts and crafts. Sunday Circle is a two-hour drop off program, creating an excellent respite opportunity for parents.
Sunday Circle occurs up to twice a month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm from October through May.
Volunteers will be paired up with their special friend
Sports Circle is a weekly sports program offering children with special needs ages 9 -15 the opportunity to learn essential team building, physical development, and much more while having amazing volunteer friends. Volunteers will help participants engage in the sports and create positive energy for their special friends. Sports Circle will start in November and take place weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30.
Please note your friend will be required to register as well.
Volunteers have the opportunity to be involved in much more!
Family & Holiday Events
Seasonal family programs provide fun and entertainment for families in the special needs community.
Volunteers will help set up, manage the stations, and hang out with friends.
SAVE THE DATE! Our first Walk4Friendship - 2023
We are planning our first fundraiser to help raise the critical funds needed to continue our programming! Volunteers are encouraged to get actively involved by; inviting friends and family to participate, helping out at the carnival and walk in different capacities, and even creating a fundraising team.
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