The ABC’s of Volunteering at GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau!

GiGi’s Playhouse Wausau is not your typical non-profit when it comes to volunteering. From the colors on the walls to the fun purposeful programming, GiGi’s provides an unique place to make a difference! So, lets have a fun literacy lesson on the ABC’s of volunteering!

A

Appreciation! At GiGi’s we appreciate every volunteer. It doesn’t matter the role they are ALL important to the operation of the Playhouse!

B

Balls…Lots of balls! At GiGi’s you may end up in the ball pit!

C

Change & Community! As a volunteer at GiGi’s you become part of a community that works towards changing the way the worlds views an individual with Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all!

D

Development! Volunteers play a role in the development of social and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, and so much more!

E

Enthusiastic! Volunteers bring high energy in all that they do!

F

Family! Volunteers are more than just individuals who tutor, who clean the Playhouse, who gather raffle items. Volunteers are family…family that believes in the mission of the Playhouse!

G

Generation G! Volunteers are Accepting, Generous, & Kind!

H

Hugs…Lots of hugs! As a volunteer you may get a hug or two!

I

Impact! Volunteers are responsible for impact that is beyond measure. Volunteers help create impact through the development of skills, increased confidence, and community acceptance.

J

Jokesters! As a volunteer you will have the pleasure of interacting with some the best jokesters around…just ask Issac or Spencer!

K

Knowledge! Volunteers come to the Playhouse with different areas of knowledge, all that benefit our participants and operations. Haven’t told us something special about you, let us know!

L

Love & Laughter! So many volunteers come to GiGi’s wanting to give back and find they get some much more. They love what they do and love that they can laugh while doing it!

M

Magic! As a volunteer you are part of the magic that happens at the Playhouse. The magic that is achievement, the magic that is hope, the magic that is acceptance!

N

Noodles…Lots of pool noodles! At GiGi’s we may have a slight obssession with projects that include pool noodles.

O

Opportunity! As a volunteer you have many opportunities to make a difference whether it is programming or behind the scenes. As a volunteer you provide an opportunity for participants to grow, to learn, and to be accepted in the community in which they live!

P

Promise! As a volunteer you help continue the promise that Nancy made to GiGi one night 20-years ago, to change the way the world looked at a person with Down syndrome and to help people understand that they are so much more than a diagnosis.

Q

Quantifiable! Volunteers are the life of the Playhouse. What they bring to programming and events can never be quanitifiable!

R

Relationships! As a volunteer you have meaningful interactions that form often deep relationships with participants and their family…all going back to letter F!

S

Smiles & Scooters! At GiGi’s you get to help create smiles. It may be because you were asked to ride a scooter around but smiles are smiles!!!

T

Teaching! At the Playhouse teaching is almost always in disguise. Everything is purposeful, you may see bubbles being blown we see work on forming the letter O and core strength development.

U

Unique & Unleashed! As a volunteer you get to experience the unique abilities of participants and help unleash their potential!

V

Vital & Voice! Volunteers are absolutely vital to having a successful Playhouse. Volunteers also are vital in assisting participants in finding their confidence and ultimately their voice!

W

Welcome! GiGi’s relies on the skill and dedication of volunteers of various levels of expertise to keep programs vibrant, educational, purposeful, fun, and free. Everyone is welcomed!

X

Xtra-ordinary! At GiGi’s we know our participants are xtra-ordinary and we shout it to the world every day. GiGi’s volunteers are pretty xtra-ordinary too, from the time they dedicate to the creativeness they bring!

Y

whY! As a volunteer your “why” or “Y” will become clear!

Z

Zany! As a volunteer you will experience some of the zaniest people around! There will be much laughter and may be a dance move or two you will have to do!

Ready to experience a letter in our ABC’s of volunteering? We cannot wait for you to join us!

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