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After School Volunteer for an Hour Weekdays with Special Needs Child!

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ORGANIZATION: The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

  • 43 people are interested
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Volunteers are needed to take part in an opportunity to assist one-on-one with a child for their weekly individual program. With miniature farm animals, the children explore their potential, gain skills and have fun. Sessions are one hour per week. Volunteers can sign up for one or more hours with one or more children. Make a connection and help build confidence while having a great time! Training included. Sessions start at the end of February and August but we're always looking for volunteers!

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About The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

Location:

360 Locust Grove Road, West Chester, PA 19382, US

Mission Statement

To enrich the developmental skills and lives of children with disabilities through animal-assisted and natured-based experiences. The Barn strives to be the leading, regional organization and resource committed to providing children with disabilities and their families a nurturing and interactive, animal and nature-based experience that brings joy and inspires them to pursue their best lives.

Description

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located on a 17-acre farm in West Chester, PA. Our organization offers programs for children with special needs and their families. We serve children ages 2-12 with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. With a strong focus on animal-assisted activities and connecting with the world through nature-based experiences, we strive to enrich the developmental lives of children with disabilities and create a caring, supportive community for kids and their families. To our knowledge, we are the only organization to offer these unique services in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

At The Barn we serve children of varying abilities. We focus on recognizing their strengths and maximizing their potential. The Barn is a place where children can just be children. They can have fun in a safe environment while working towards their personal goals. Our programs help children set and achieve goals that complement their learning at school, in outside therapies and in their home life by providing animal-assisted and nature-based experiences to establish new, nurturing and fun experiences for the children.

The true stars of the show here at The Barn are the fabulous horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, a bunny, a hilarious pig, and a sweetheart of a cat! These animals, the property, and the kindness of so many volunteers truly helps to allow our kids to become even more magnificent versions of themselves. Be a part of something meaningful and volunteer today!

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm350 Locust Grove RoadWest Chester, PA 19382

(39.91337,-75.66814)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask each volunteer to commit to the full program, as they are building a relationship with the child in their care. An occasional absence is permitted but discouraged. One hour each week makes such a difference for the children!
  • Proof of COVID vaccination required. For 18+, background checks are required.

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