Young Athletes Volunteers (Northeast Philly)


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Cause Areas

When

Sun Sep 25, 2016 02:00 PM - Sun Nov 13, 2016 04:00 PM

Where

11088 Knights RoadNortheast Philadelphia YMCAPhiladelphia, PA 19154


About

About the Young Athletes Program:

The Special Olympics Young Athletes(tm) is an early childhood sports play program for chil-dren with intellectual disabilities ages 2 to 7 years old that includes games, songs and other fun!

Through practicing sports skills in a one-on-one environment, partici-pants gain motor skills like balance, flexibility, strength and coordina-tion! Our volunteers are well-trained and ready to play!

Volunteers are needed to lead this incredible program and help impact the lives of young children with various intellectual disabilities!

Volunteer Needs:

-Go through our background registration process (includes PA law volunteer requirement checks)

-Commit to the full program: 8 weeks on Sundays from Sept. 25 - Nov. 13.

  • If there is a day you cannot attend, advanced notice is appreciated in order to find a substitute volunteer
  • Please do not volunteer if you cannot make 6 or more sessions.

-Work (and play!) one on one with children ages 2-7 with various intellectual disabilities (down syndrome, autism, etc.)

-Volunteers of all age groups welcome. Under 17 required to go through a different background check process. Volunteers under 15 please volunteer with a parent/guardian.

- Volunteers should be physically able (and willing) to lift children, play on the ground, and be moderately active during the sessions.

- Learn more about Young Athletes at www.sopaphilly.org/youngathletes

-Other questions or to register contact Britt Kleine at bkleine@specialolympicspa.org or 215.671.5063

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Family Therapy
  • Youth Services
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 consecutive weeks on Sundays for 2 hours.
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