Thank you for your interest in becoming a Virtual Playhouse volunteer to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

GiGi’s Playhouse is a volunteer-run organization, and thanks to the skills and dedication of volunteers like you, we can offer purposeful programs, FREE of charge, to our families.

Volunteer opportunities and positions are listed below. Please contact us with any questions at virtual@gigisplayhouse.org. Thank you!

Become a Volunteer 

To become a volunteer, you will need to complete the following steps in this order. 

  • Read our website to familiarize yourself with the Playhouse mission, vision, programs, and events.
  • Submit a Volunteer Interest Form to give Virtual Playhouse staff your general information, interests, and availability.
  • Attend a virtual Volunteer Orientation (see our calendar for dates).
  • Observe 2 virtual programs after signing up for them with the Program & Volunteer Coordinator via email.
  • Complete the required volunteer forms & a background check.
  • Do the virtual training that is assigned to you.
  • Schedule a time to meet virtually with our Program & Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Start volunteering!

Group Programs

GiGi's Playhouse offers purposeful, progressive, therapeutic, educational, and social programs throughout the month and on the weekends. We are always in need of volunteers for all our amazing programs!

Virtual Group Program Leaders  
The virtual program leader receives training on how to lead a GiGi’s program and creates lesson plans. The leader runs the program each week following the lesson plan and completes a post program report.

Virtual Program Greeter / Host  
The host joins the virtual live program 10 minutes in advance, welcomes participants, & provides information and instructions. During the program the host manages the microphones & chat, encourages participants, and celebrates participant’s achievements/Best of All.

1-on-1 Tutoring

Interested in helping participants learn to read, learn number concepts, and develop literacy and math skills? Then our tutoring programs are perfect for you!  We have specific training for tutors which includes observation hours and continued support.  Help make a difference!

Literacy or Math Coordinator  
The coordinator is a key volunteer that supports and oversees the GiGi’s Playhouse Literacy or Math Tutoring Program. This volunteer position received extensive training and requires a commitment of 5-12 hours per week for a minimum of one year.

Virtual 1:1 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 participant you are tutoring to determine when you will meet for your session each week. No prior experience is needed, and all training and resources are provided.

General Opportunities

Information Technology Specialists  
Help us research, design, build, test, and launch technology programs and platforms to bring our Virtual Playhouse to life.

Work with our programs team to create professional program videos including planning, recording, and editing.

Assist with research and introduce us to individuals and organizations who would like to sponsor or donate to GiGi’s Playhouse.

Interpreters / Translators:  
Assist with program delivery in another language using your interpreting skills. Help us to translate key program documents and information into multiple languages.

Help plan and coordinate events and/or secure donations for events by reaching out to organizations in the community, asking for sponsorship, and donations.