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Playhouse Orientation


September 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 21, 2018

Get Involved! There are so many ways you can support GiGi’s Playhouse NYC! The Playhouse orientation is perfect for families who want to learn about our programs and resources and for volunteers who want to get involved! In addition to weekly programs, we are always looking for support for events, lectures, and monthly outings and parties.

Click here to fill out volunteer application:

Becoming a Volunteer To become a volunteer you must complete the following four training steps. These can be completed in any order!

  1. Read our website in order to familiarize yourself with the Playhouse mission, vision, programs and events.
  2. Attend a volunteer orientation: you can find our next orientation.
  3. Observe 2 programs: Check our calendar for scheduled programs and events. E-mail to inform us of which program(s) you will observe. When you arrive at the PH, introduce yourself as a potential volunteer here to observe programs.
  4. Assist at a Playhouse event: E-mail to inquire about current needs

Additional Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Photography and Film making – we need photographs and promotional videos for the Playhouse.
  • Internships
  • Social Media and Publicity- help bring awareness to our work at GiGi’s Playhouse.
  • Join the Board, Associate Board, or Playhouse Committees
  • Do you have a skill we should be aware of? Contact

Programs: GiGi’s Playhouse NYC has educational programs throughout the week and on the weekends at designated times (check our calendar for current offerings). Volunteers are used to support the program host, interact with the kids and set up and take down materials used for the program. If you are a therapist or educator and are interested in starting or running a program, let us know!

Literacy Tutors: Interested in helping a child learn to read? Then our literacy program is perfect for you! We have specific training for tutors which include observation hours. Make a difference!

Administrative: Like to be on the computer? Like to work on projects? Each Playhouse is always looking for administrative volunteers to help with thank you letters, creating books for our literacy program, database entry and more!

Events:  GiGi’s Playhouse has community, awareness, and social events throughout the year. We are always in need of volunteers for these events – from being a committee member to helping the day of the event, we need your assistance!

Board of Managers: If you’re interested in contributing at the board level contact for more information.

Group Volunteering: Have a group interested in volunteering together? The more the better! Contact the Playhouse and together we will set up your volunteer opportunities!

Learn about the history of GiGi’s Playhouse, its current role in the Down syndrome community, and how to get involved.   This orientation is a requirement for those interested in volunteering at the Playhouse, but is also a great way for families and professionals to learn more about programs, services, and events at GiGi’s Playhouse NYC.

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September 22, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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GiGi’s Playhouse New York – Harlem
106 W. 117th St.
New York City, NY 10026 United States
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