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ORGANIZATION: GiGi's Playhouse Hoffman Estates

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GiGi's Playhouse offers purposeful, progressive, therapeutic, educational and social programs throughout the month and on the weekends at designated times. We are always in need of Program Leaders and Program Volunteers for all of our amazing programs!

GiGi Prep

Join the GiGi Prep program and make a difference! We focus on developing communication skills, money management, customer service expertise, team building, and health and wellness over a 10-week period. Volunteers contribute just two days a week to help facilitate instructional learning sessions. Your volunteering can be broken up by day or skillset (just cooking or fitness, etc.) to accommodate your schedule!

  • Mondays and Wednesdays starting June 3rd from 11:00am - 3:00pm


Schedule:
11:00 - 12:00 GiGiFIT
12:00 - 1:00 GiGi Kitchen (Monday - lunch from home & Wednesday - cooking)
1:00 - 3:00 Classroom Time (behaviors, communication skills, etc.)

GiGi University (GiGiU) A comprehensive and progressive learning program tailored specifically for adults with Down syndrome comprised of a 15-week instructional program. Upon successful completion of the GiGi U program and with their new preparedness and drive to succeed, graduates then move on to our GiGi Professional program as interns. Your volunteering can be broken up by skillset (just cooking or fitness, etc.) to accommodate your schedule!
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting May 3rd from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Schedule:
9:00 - 11:00 Classroom Time (job skills, money management, nutrition lesson, etc.)
11:00 - 12:00 GiGiFIT
12:00 - 1:00 GiGi Kitchen (Monday - lunch from home & Wednesday - cooking, Friday - order out) GiGi Professionals Whether it’s an office, retail environment, a design studio or a production space, GiGi’s career internship programs build on the skills learned in GiGi U with practical applications and the achievement of certifications. During each individual with Down syndromes 13-week internship they will purposefully progress through certifications learning and demonstrating strengths and interests in transferable job skills, building their resume for placement in a job or volunteer position in the community. Your volunteering can be broken up by skillset (just cooking or fitness, etc.) to accommodate your schedule!
  • Thursdays from 9:00am - 11:00am
Schedule:
9:00 - 10:00 Office Duties and Employability Skills
10:00 - 11:00 Various tasks to develop professional skills For more information regarding GiGi Prep, GiGi Professionals or GiGi U programs, please contact the Playhouse at (847) 885-7529 or Megan Frey via email mfrey@gigisplayhouse.org.

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About GiGi's Playhouse Hoffman Estates

Location:

2350 West Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169, US

Mission Statement

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. We offer free therapeutic and educational programming to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Description

GiGi's Playhouses are Down syndrome achievement centers that provide resources, specialized teaching, and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their famil ies and the community. All of our programs are free to our families, are therapeutic in nature, and range in age from pre-natal diagnosis through adulthood. With multiple locations across the country, we seek to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. We know that by helping individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential, we can change outdated perceptions that people may have. The end result is a world that is empowered with knowledge, compassion, and inspiration - what a better place for all of us!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2350 West Higgins RdHoffman Estates, IL 60169

(42.05763,-88.13848)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education
  • Dance
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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