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Chaperones Needed for Travel with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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ORGANIZATION: New Directions For People With Disabilities, Inc.

  • 18 people are interested
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We are accepting volunteer applications now for over many trips throughout 2022. Some of the exciting trips we need chaperones for are: Disneyland, Sea World, Cruises, Dude Ranches, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Knott's Berry Farm, and many, many more!

NEW DIRECTIONS for people with disabilities, inc. (New Directions Travel) is looking for chaperones to support and assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) on escorted group vacations throughout the year. Experience with people with IDD preferred, but not required. New Directions Travel is based in Santa Barbara, but we need chaperones from all over California and neighboring states.

Requirements include being fully vaccinated for Covid -19, having a respect for people with disabilities, a love for travel, professional appearance and pleasant disposition, good communication skills, accurate attention to detail, able to drive, good health with ability to lift 50 pounds, strong stamina, and having a top-notch attitude.

Further requirements will include: CPR/First aid certification, and criminal (police fingerprint) clearance, reference and background checks.

This is a volunteer position. All tour expenses are paid for volunteers.

If this sounds like something that appeals to you, please check out our website at to learn more and complete the online application. WE WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING ON-LINE APPLICATIONS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. Thank you!

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About New Directions For People With Disabilities, Inc.


5276 Hollister Ave, Suite #207, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, US

Mission Statement

New Directions believes that people who have disabilities deserve the same opportunities in life that others expect and enjoy. These profoundly enriching travel programs expand the self-esteem of every traveler. Whole new worlds of understanding are opened for both participants and the general population. Through these unique programs, people with disabilities are increasingly understood, appreciated and accepted as important and contributing members of our world.

New Directions believes that people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities in life that most of us take for granted. We provide an atmosphere in which people with disabilities are accepted and treated as individuals, exploring new worlds in an environment of love and respect. All our travel programs are specifically designed to give our participants the opportunity to enjoy both the simple pleasures of everyday life and the special joys of new experiences. Learning, forming new friendships, discovering hidden talents and achieving personal breakthroughs are just part of what a New Directions tour is all about.

We strive to offer each person the maximum opportunity for choice, independence, socialization and the application of practical living skills. Of course, we don't forget to add a solid dose of just plain old fun.

New Directions has an Integrated Work Program, helping people with disabilities acquire paid employment and the necessary skills to be competent in the work force. Currently, there are four part-time employees adding hours of valuable skills to this vital organization. This program exists to encourage people with disabilities to reach their full potential and to be contributing members of an integrated work environment.

As a non profit organization, we depend on the community and like minded individuals to help us achieve these goals. New Directions would be delighted to count you as a supporter. If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to call or write. We look forward to hearing from you.


New Directions Travel for people with developmental disabilities, inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing local, national, and international travel vacations and holiday programs for teenagers, adults and seniors who have brain impairments such as mild to moderate developmental disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and autism. Since 1985, we have taken over 12,000 people with special needs on tours all over the world.
- These profoundly enriching educational travel opportunities expand experiential learning and dramatically enhance the self-esteem of every traveler. Our programs open whole new worlds of understanding for both the participants and the general population.
-Through these programs, people with disabilities are increasingly understood, appreciated and accepted as important and contributing members of our world.


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5276 Hollister Ave, Suite #207Opportunities throughout CaliforninaSanta Barbara, CA 93111



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  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • As little or as much as applicant desires
  • Full Covid-19 Vaccination, CPR/First Aid certification, able to drive vans, a clean DMV record, able to lift 50 pounds

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