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Weekend Adventure One-on-One Buddy

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ORGANIZATION: JILLS HOUSE INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Weekend Adventures are exciting weekends away at camp for kids (ages 6 to 17) with intellectual disabilities. As a volunteer, you will be a kid’s assigned "buddy" for a weekend of fun and engaging activities! There are always staff around who are trained to handle any medical or behavioral changes, so you and your team can simply focus on having fun with your campers as they enjoy activities such as hiking, rope swings, hayrides, s’mores, campfires, and so much more! You will be at camp from Friday-Sunday sleeping in a separate volunteer cabin.

And while you and your buddy are having an awesome weekend, their families are given critical time to rest and recharge. This is truly a gift you are giving to the parents and will empower them in their lives and relationships.

We welcome groups or individuals, ages 16 and older and provide all the training you’ll need! Our staff are with you every step of the way, so no special needs experience is required. All you need is a heart to serve these wonderful kids and show the love of Christ!

Put simply-we focus on the details so that you can focus on the campers!

MUST BE VACCINATED TO VOLUNTEER.


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About JILLS HOUSE INC

Location:

9011 LEESBURG PIKE, VIENNA, VA 22182, US

Mission Statement

Celebrating special children. Renewing their families.

Description

Weekend Adventures are fun and exciting camping weekends for children (ages 6-17) with intellectual disabilities. Jill’s House nurses and staff tailor all of the exciting weekend activities to the interests and abilities of each camper to provide an engaging and safe camping experience they can’t get anywhere else! And local churches, schools, or social clubs supply volunteers to act as "buddies" to the campers to help them get the most out of all their weekend. Meanwhile, the campers’ families receive a weekend of respite to recharge, knowing their kids are in good hands.

Every aspect of the weekend is designed to provide the best camper experience possible. Dietary restrictions are accounted for, professional nurses are always on site, and all staff and volunteers are thoroughly trained and excited to spend time with these special kids.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

15999 Sidney Rd SWPort Orchard, WA 98367

(47.40581,-122.66298)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Friday 5:00pm(okay if you need to come later)- Sunday 1:00pm
  • Adaptability and a good attitude! Willingness to stay the whole weekend.

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