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GiGi’s Playhouse Milwaukee is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help support our fantastic individuals with Down syndrome in our academic and developmental programs.  

 

Are you an OT, PT, MT, SLP, teacher, retired teacher, Best Buddy or someone with a big heart for awesome kiddos? WE WANT YOU! 

 

Volunteer Orientation is held every month on the 2nd Wednesday, from 5-6pm at the Playhouse! 

 

volunteer leadership roles needed 

Volunteer Coordinator – This key team member supports and oversees recruitment, orientation, scheduling, training and recognition of volunteers within the Playhouse.  The Volunteer Coordinator works collaboratively with the Site Coordinator. This volunteer position requires an average commitment of 5-15 hours per week, but may be shared by two volunteers.

Program Coordinator – This key team member supports and oversees the GiGi’s Playhouse therapeutic programs and early learner programs.  The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with the Program Committee, Site Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and each Program Leader to provide a high quality, outcome-driven programs according to the program models developed by GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc.  This volunteer position requires a commitment of 4-8 hours per week.

Math Coordinator – This key volunteer supports and oversees the GiGi’s Playhouse Math Tutoring Program.  The Math Coordinator works collaboratively with the Site Coordinator and a team of Math Volunteers to provide a high quality, outcome-driven Math Tutoring Program according to the program model developed by GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc.  This volunteer position requires a commitment of 5-12 hours per week, but may be shared by two volunteers.

Playhouse Site Support – We are looking for volunteers to assist maintaining the look of the playhouse. If you are able to assist with general cleaning, sanitizing, and organization on a weekly or bi-weekly basis this is the perfect way to help us! Opportunities with phone calling, laminating, lesson planning, and scheduling is also available. Schedule is flexible, 1-2 hours per week.

Program Leaders – We are looking for key volunteers to help us run programs. We have guides and materials for the programs highlighted below, but just need your enthusiasm and leadership! Are you creative, experienced and love to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, you are perfect for this role and we would LOVE to hear from you. Schedule is flexible, 1-2 hours per week.

Program Volunteers – Assist with programming, set up, clean up and support leaders during programming. We promise you will be paid in warm hugs and lots of smiles! Schedule is flexible, 1-2 hours per week.

Host Families – Are familiar with the Playhouse, the program and can support the Program Leader and Volunteers throughout activities. Host families open and close the Playhouse before and after the program, greet new families and participants. Schedule is flexible, 1-2 hours per week, during activities that you are already planning on coming in for! Needed for all programs. 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS 

 

program leaders needed to start these programs 

(approx. 1-2x per month, 1 hour each session) 

  • Kids Club & Playhouse Pals 
  • LMNOP (Language, Music N’ Our Peeps) - daytime availability  
  • Preschool Prep  
  • Math Tutoring  
  • Yoga  

 

program volunteers needed for current programming 

  • Art Explosion  
  • Cheer Gems  
  • Dance  
  • Destination Discovery  
  • Fantastic Friends  
  • Karate Kickers 
  • LMNOP (Language, Music N’ Our Peeps)  
  • Literacy Tutoring – Register online at https://gigisplayhouse.org/milwaukee/one-on-one-literacy-tutoring/ 
  • Math Tutoring 
  • Teen Tastic  
  • TEAM (teaching, exercise, activity, movement) 

 

host families needed at all current programs 

  • Art Explosion  
  • Cheer Gems  
  • Dance  
  • Destination Discovery  
  • Fantastic Friends  
  • Karate Kickers 
  • Leaps & Bounds (at Flips 4 All) 
  • LMNOP (Language, Music N’ Our Peeps)  
  • Teen Tastic  
  • TEAM (teaching, exercise, activity, movement) 

 

All volunteers must attend an orientation, have an application and confidentiality have forms on file. Program Coordinators, Leaders and Tutors must also complete the background check process.  

 

For more information email us at milwaukee@gigisplayhouse.org  

Or visit us at: GiGi’s Playhouse, 8685 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point
(off I-43 & Brown Deer Road in the Riverpoint Village Shopping Center)