YOU can make a difference!

We’ve been in our expanded space for a little over 8 months now which means more space, more programs, and more participants!

These are all great things. It also means more volunteers are needed!

Sometimes volunteering means a date night to cut up watermelon for a family picnic and other times it means taking the reins and leading a program.  YOU can be part of changing the way the world views Down syndrome by volunteering here at GiGi’s. You’ll make new friends, help purposeful programs and participants achieve their best of all, and have fun too all while making a difference!

We are currently in need of volunteers to help in the following areas:

GiGi Prep Assistants & Leaders  – Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 11:30 – 4:30 pm (If you’re interested in this but can’t do the entire timeframe, please reach out. We may be able to work out some details to allow for that.) GiGi Prep is our foundational career development program for participants 18 and up. The program includes components of healthy eating, clear communication, and fitness too.

Playhouse Pals & Kids Club Program Leader(s) – These programs are for our school ages friends and work on peer-to-peer interactions and so much more. This program is typically held on the second Saturday of the month and is in need of a new leader because the previous leader has gone off to graduate school.

Volunteer Liaison – This can be mostly done remotely with a commitment of a couple of hours each week as it is helping communicate with new volunteers and assisting them in getting acclimated with GiGi’s and volunteer opportunities. This volunteer works closely with staff.

Marketing Volunteer/Intern – Do you enjoy social media marketing, making fliers/graphics? This is for you! We’ve previously worked with a college student looking for intern experience but would welcome others interested. This volunteer works closely with staff.

Program Assistants – There are a number of group programs this fall that are in need of assistants. This can be once or twice a month for some programs or weekly for a set number of weeks for other programs. Currently, we’re looking for assistants for our fall dance programs on Tuesday and Thursday nights and the GiGiFIT program on Saturday mornings.

Clean Team – With more space to take care of we are in need of volunteers to come on a regular basis to help keep our Playhouse clean. Do you have a couple of hours every week or every other week to help with dusting, sweeping, mopping, and garbage?

While we love to have educators, therapist, and professionals volunteer for programs it is not required. We provide training for those interested! New volunteers can complete a volunteer interest form at the website linked here. Look for the “Become A Volunteer” button.

If you’ve already completed orientation and would like to discuss one or more of these opportunities, please contact the Playhouse and talk to Pam or Ann. Have something else you’re interested in helping with? We are always happy to discuss your thoughts and ideas!

309-762-7529

 

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