The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Volunteering for KEEN is fun and provides the opportunity for one-to-one work with some terrific kids and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities. KEEN Swim sessions are non-competitive and unstructured, allowing each participant to choose activities tailored to their individual needs and interests. Each volunteer is paired one-on-one with a swimmer and participate in a variety of swim activities, including diving for swim rings, playing with noodles, or hitting inflatable balls. As a volunteer, your job is to help your athlete take part in swim activities and to have a good time.
KEEN offers opportunities for occasional participation, regular involvement, or program leadership. You don't need any prior experience working with individuals who have disabilities - we'll train you on your first day of participation. You don't need to be athletic, either. Our athletes will love you just as you are!
KEEN Swim sessions are held on Sunday evenings from 4-7pm. Please contact us to schedule your first volunteer session. We also welcome volunteer groups for a one-time or ongoing volunteer experience!