volunteering at the Twin Cities Playhouse
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer. GiGi’s Playhouse is a volunteer run organization and we rely on the skill and dedication of volunteers of various levels of expertise to keep our programs vibrant, educational, fun and free. Since the first Playhouse opened in 2003, GiGi’s Playhouse programs have always been free for our families. Parents, family members, clinicians, and individuals who believe in the GiGi’s Playhouse mission act as volunteers in GiGi’s Playhouse programs, events, administrative offices, and on our Board of Members.
Types of Volunteer Opportunities
Program Leader: The Program Leader plays an integral role within GiGi’s Playhouse Programs – to facilitate skill development activities and connect with families. It is preferred that the Program Leader has advanced education and/or training in developmental therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, social work, special education, speech-language therapy, music, dance, art or a related field.
Host Family: The Host Family attends the assigned program each session, to ensure that no family must attend on their own and works in conjunction with program leader.
Program Volunteers: This person will assist the program lead, and the number of volunteers depends on the size and type of program. Program volunteers just need a general knowledge of Down syndrome (which you can gain at the volunteer orientation)!
Literacy and Math Tutors: This is an exciting opportunity to help those with Down syndrome learn to read or do math skills! The time commitment per week is 1 hour plus prep time. We ask our tutors to commit to one session (10 weeks). You will work directly with the family of the child you are tutoring to determine when you will meet for your session each week.
Literacy and Math Coordinators: Help facilitate literacy and math program with programs coordinator
Computer/Tech/Media: Hook up the copier/printer, come in as needed for computer assistance, and organize/label wii and x-box games/set up informational slide show on television.
Handyman: touch up painting, fix broken toys, fix trim around stage, replace smoke detectors, etc.
Marketing/PR: contacting media for events, help write press releases, create flyers and brochures for GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities.
Writers: for blog, grant writers etc.
Fundraisers: Research and meet with individuals/organizations who would like to sponsor or donate to GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities.
If interested in helping with events at GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities please contact the playhouse at 952-926-3660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org