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Aaron's Acres

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Aaron's Acres
Embracing Possibilities Beyond Disabilities...

Aaron’s Acres seeks middle- and high school-aged volunteers to serve as Buddies for school-year and summer camp programs in Berks, Dauphin, and Lancaster Counties. Community service hours required by some school districts for graduation can be satisfied by this volunteer program.

Students ages 14-18 can apply to volunteer as "buddies" for children and young adults ages 5-21 with special needs. Each buddy is paired with a program or camp participant and works under the supervision of professionally trained and certified staff. The Buddy acts as a positive role model but also gains firsthand experience relating to a child with special needs. Barriers are broken down, and friendships develop among children and older adolescents with differing abilities.

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Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1861 Charter Lane, Suite 114Lancaster, PA 17601

(40.05199,-76.25149)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must attend orientation
  • Must commit to once a month 2 1/2 hours each month

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