Special Swimmers Need Volunteer Partners
32 people are interested
We are looking for helpers for our Summer Mini SNAP program. The Special Needs Aquatic Program (SNAP) is a community based aquatic program for children with special gifts and needs. SNAP is a lot of fun and makes a difference for all the swimmers we work with. Our special swimmers rely on our volunteer helpers to create the magic each week. We provide training and guidance. You must be a capable swimmer. We hope you'll consider helping out! : )
Our special swimmers have physical and/or developmental challenges such as cerebral palsy and autism. Our talented helpers will work directly with our special swimmers each week. You will be paired with a swimmer and likely another helper to create fun activities to meet the needs of our swimmers. Training is provided. Your creativity, good energy, and fun are all welcome! We hope that you build a special relationship with your swimmer as SNAP is often a highlight of the week for our swimmers and volunteers.
Our Summer SNAP runs on Fridays, 6/21,6/28,7/5,7/12,7/19,7/26. The hours are 4:30-6:00. We have a Parent-Tot class from 6:00-6:45 and we could use a hand at that time as well. During the school year our classes will also be on Fridays from 4:30-6:00 (Parent-Tot at 6:00 and we need volunteers then too) and we follow the Stanford quarter system calendar. You must be a capable swimmer, enjoy children, have a good sense of humor, and a playful nature. Our volunteers span the lifespan - it's great fun for all! : )
We'll work with your schedule.
3412 Ross RoadPalo Alto, CA 94303
- Special Needs
- People Skills
- Teaching / Instruction
- Water Recreation
- Child Welfare
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours per week, per 6 week in summer, 7 week quarters during the school year.
- You must be a capable swimmer, enjoy children, have a good sense of humor, and a playful nature.