Volunteers Needed for Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs

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Community Connections

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Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers are needed year round for various recreational activities created for children with special needs. Volunteers will typically act as "buddies" for each participant to assist them with the activities in the various programs. Activities include, but not limited to arts, music/music therapy, theatre, various sports, boot camps, and dance/gymnastics. If you are interested in registering for our volunteer list, you can do so at

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jSPO6T54EctftlojbXOG5gNaBM3uLVok-RhZg-wAiJM/edit?usp=sharing

Once you register as a volunteer, we will contact you when we have programs scheduled in the areas of interest that you desginate on your registration form.

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About Community Connections

Location:

6025 Sports Village Road, Frisco, TX 75033, US

Mission Statement

Community Connections is a 501c3 non-profit organization that creates free extracurricular activities for children with special needs and support for their families. It is the mission of Community Connections to: -Provide quality, self-esteem building extra-curricular activities for children with developmental disabilities and delays. -Give parents and family members of children with disabilities a safe environment for education and support. -Empower children and families with information and training to maximize the quality of life and developmental potential of children and young adults affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Description

Community Connections is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities and their families. Many children with special needs live in a cycle of school and therapy with little opportunity for extra-curricular activity. At the same time, families of children who are diagnosed with disabilities often lack a support network. Community Connections was established in 2005 when Todd and Amy Denton (owners of Pediatrics Plus Therapy Services) and some of their staff saw that many children with disabilities did not have the opportunity to play sports and participate in the arts like their typically developing siblings and peers. From this need, Community Connections was created to provide extra-curricular activities for children with disabilities and support for their families.

Community Connections is already serving over 600 children and their families per year in Central Arkansas, where the organization was first established. Community Connections is thrilled to be expanding into Texas to create new recreational activities and develop a support system for the children and families of North Texas.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

FriscoFrisco, TX 75033

(33.1749,-96.83211)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Theater Arts
  • Child Development
  • Music Therapy
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 day per week; 1-2 hours at a time
  • Depending on the program, additional training or meetings may be scheduled by the program director

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