Join Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA Respite Services to give parents a much needed temporary break from day-to-day caregiving duties. We work with military & civilian families who have children with & without disabilities. Along with "Little Warriors"- children whose parents have been injured in war.
The Fun You Will Have:
As a volunteer, you would spend the day with a child during In-Center activities. ***Each month has a different theme
We provide fun & educational activities between volunteers & the children at Easter Seals Inter-Generational Center in downtown Silver Spring one Saturday a month. At these events, the children will be able to unleash their imagination in a world of hands-on discovery with painting, drawing, sculpting, and other imaginative activities.
These respite services are a wonderful event for everyone involved! You and your matched child for the day will have a fabulous time & enjoy all the fun activities. You can feel like a kid again!
The Next Respite Event:
Saturday, May 13th, from 8:30am to 2:00pm and the theme will be "A Priate's Life for Us!"
Ahoy, matey! Captain Silly Bones will provide an all-inclusive adventure including a pirate story, interactive & educational magic show, giveaways, and a special surprise!Arts & crafts, snacks, & lunch will be provided. Each of you will have your own Buccaneer (Name for a pirate)! You may even find some treasure to share & gather up your bags for a fun adventure! Heave ho to respite we shall go!
* Build a friendship with your "matched" child for the day
* Join a team of volunteers with similar interests
* Attend fun & educational respite activities with other volunteers & children
* Improve physical & mental health
* Great for groups/businesses who want to give back
* Make a lasting impact on a family, child, & community
We hope to see you at the next event!
*Please note that our minimum age requirement is 17 years old. If you have a younger child (12+) who you feel is mature enough to volunteer alongside you, this may be an option.
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Child Care
- Special Needs
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17