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Athletic Instructors Needed

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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way...

Working together & making new friends

Come share your talents and enrich the lives of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are looking for volunteers to teach an athletic class series (4 - 6 classes) for young adults at Grace Farms in New Canaan.

We are looking for someone to lead a class of 8-10 STAR day program participants twice a week for one-hour classes in pickleball, basketball and/ or kickball. We will use the indoor basketball court at Grace Farms and use their equipment. The class days and times would be Thursdays at 1:30 PM and Fridays at 10:30 AM. We like to book four-week class sessions at a time.

This is an unpaid volunteer initiative.

For more information contact Jennifer Thompson at jthompson@starct.org

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About STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way...



Mission Statement

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families.

We create opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. We inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals


STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way... serves individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Fairfield County, CT concentrating mainly on Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, Weston, New Canaan and Darien.

We provide Birth to Three programs for children ages 0-3, day services for adults and seniors, job development and training, assistance and advocacy for families of children with developmental disabilities in and out of school-- and transitional help as they enter the work force. We also provide residential assistance and manage several group homes throughout the area.

STAR also provides recreational services for participants, transportation services, family support services, assistance and advocacy to help individuals with developmental disabilities become more independent, and help their families.

STAR holds several large fundraising events each year, and is a strong, active member of the communities where it has offices.

People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


365 Lukes Wood RoadNew Canaan, CT 06840



  • Basketball
  • Coaching
  • Fitness Instruction




  • Must be at least 21

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