Recreation Program for Kids with Special Needs - on selected Sunday afternoons

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Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

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Fun & Fitness with Friends 2019-20

Program Dates: Session 1: Sept. 22 Oct. 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 15, Jan. 12 and Session 2: Feb. 23, March 22, April 19, May 17, * We are asking that volunteers sign up by session.
Time: 1:00-4:00pm (volunteers work 11:30-4:30pm)

Fun & Fitness with Friends is a social and recreation program for children and teens with special needs. The program provides a supportive, structured, and nurturing environment to develop new skills and make friends. Children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including: sports, swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, dance/movement, and more. Children are separated into two groups: ages 6-12, and ages 13-18.

Each child is paired with a trained volunteer who assists them and provides one-on-one attention throughout the program.

Volunteer Opportunities

One of Fun and Fitness with Friends’ greatest strengths is our team of volunteer "Buddies" who work one on one with our incredible children and teens.

Benefits of Volunteering:
In addition to making friends and making a real difference in the life of other children, volunteers also benefit with a free Social Membership to the JCC during the length of the program, high school students can earn community service hours, and job seekers and college bound individuals can earn skills and experience.

Volunteer "Buddy" Requirements:
Must be 15 years old or older, must commit to working Sundays from 11:30-4:30pm for the extent of the program, ability to lift 50 lbs, ability to be on feet for long periods of time, and must submit to a LiveScan fingerprinting and background check.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for this program, please complete and return the Volunteer Form via fax (408.358.7311) or scan and email (preferred) to

This program is made possible, in part, thanks to generous support from Bill Lister/Coldwell Banker, the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, the Nicholson Family Foundation, the Saratoga Rotary Club, and Sylvia Metz.

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About Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center


14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032, US

Mission Statement

To provide for the social, cultural, educational, recreational, health and wellness needs of our community. We provide a common meeting place and extend these services as a resource for the entire Jewish and general community in the town of Los Gatos and greater Silicon Valley.


The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center (JCC) Silicon Valley fosters appreciation of Jewish identity, values, and culture and serves as a social, recreational, and cultural hub for the Jewish and general community. While the mission of the APJCC is to enrich Jewish life by providing for social, cultural, educational and recreational needs, the center is open to people of all faiths and backgrounds. The APJCC is located in Los Gatos but, residents from surrounding cities take part in the activities offered at the center. The center offers a variety of programs for youth, teens, adults, and older adults. Just some of the programs include Fitness, Aquatics, Early Childhood Education, Dance, Camp, Yoga, Swimming, Art, and community events such as pool parties, a speaker series, and more.


Sun Sep 22, 2019 - Sun May 17, 2020
11:30 AM - 04:30 PM  


14855 Oka RoadLos Gatos, CA 95032



  • Youth Services


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Must commit to working on selected Sundays.
  • Ability to be on feet for long periods of time.

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