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

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The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

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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 child. Make a connection and help build confidence while having a great time! Training included.

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About The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

Location:

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

Mission Statement

The mission of The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities by providing animal-assisted activities for the purpose of promoting knowledge, confidence, self-esteem and physical well-being.

Description

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania and was founded for the purpose of providing animal-assisted activities for children with disabilities. Assistance animals include miniature horses, donkeys, goats, sheep and a rabbit.

The Barn's programs serve children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, cancer, blindness and deafness, autism and other conditions that qualify as special needs. Children can participate in activities by visiting The Barn on a regular weekly basis, by accompanying a school field trip or participation in summer camp.

The Barn is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a,m. until 5:00 p.m. by appointment. Most volunteer opportunities are available during that time.

Animals
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

Fri Oct 15, 2021 - Mon Nov 29, 2021
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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!

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