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7TH F.R.I.E.N.D.S. BUDDY WALK

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ORGANIZATION: FRIENDS DOWN SYNDROME/SPECIAL NEEDS WEST FLORIDA

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 19 people are interested
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. - Families, Respect, Inspire, Educate, Networking, Down syndrome, Special needs is a 501c3 Non-profit that provides new parents and family support, special needs resources and education, and fun events and activities for our Down syndrome and Special needs community.

FRIENDS and the (NDSS) National Down Syndrome Society invite you to participate in our annual 7th FRIENDS BUDDY WALK. Join us as we Advocate, Celebrate, and "FUN" raise for our Down Syndrome & Special Needs community! Please help us raise the necessary funds for our 2024 year-round programs, events, and activities.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need at least 100 volunteers, ages 14yrs and older, consisting of Students, Adults, and Retirees, to help with Registration, Selling Raffles & 50/50, Distributing the T-shirts, Serving Food, Monitoring Bouncy Houses, and more. If you can help, please log onto https://www.ds-stride.org/friendsbuddywalk

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. PLEASE REGISTER ON THE BUDDY WALK WEBSITE (ABOVE).
  1. VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE:
  • ONE RED BUDDY WALK VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT
  • BUDDY WALK WRISTBAND
  • FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WITH WATER AND SODA
  • STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR 8 SERVICE HOURS - PLEASE SEND A PROFFERFISH A REQUEST TO RECIEVE CREDIT.
  1. ATTEND ZOOM MEETING - Attend a pre-Buddy Walk Zoom meeting. Please attend the following ZOOM meeting, Thursday, October 19th at 7pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81251725454?pwd=dDRBamhVcWVUVEU5YnExYk9NaGM5QT09

  1. ARRIVE ON TIME - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 ST, AL Lopez Park - 4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa, FL 33614. SHELTER #310.

VOLUNTEER TABLE - Check-in at 8:30am at Shelter #310.

  • You will be buddied up with another volunteer and given your assignment.
  • Once you have checked in, go help put up tents, tables, and chairs.
  • Go to the Food court and grab some breakfast.
  • Report to your assigned workstation and make sure you know who your Buddy volunteer is.
  • You and your buddy volunteer will cover for each other when you take a lunch and 15min break.
  • Please take pictures and post them to our Facebook page to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSWESTFLORIDA
  • All Volunteers will be needed to stay and help load the truck up at the end of the event.
  1. STUDENTS WILL NEED TO REGISTER ON PROFFERFISH TO RECIEVE CREDIT FOR THE HOURS VOLUNTEERED. IT IS UP TO THE STUDENT TO REGISTER AND REPORT THE HOURS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH!

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About FRIENDS DOWN SYNDROME/SPECIAL NEEDS WEST FLORIDA

Location:

11612 Miss Chloe Court, Riverview, FL 33579, Riverview, FL 33579, US

Mission Statement

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. MISSION • To provide vital special needs information, education, and resources, to expectant and new families. • Offer essential support, understanding, and advice to those with Down syndrome and/or other disabilities. • To provide fun activities in a safe and accepting atmosphere where our families and individuals can connect with each other.

Description

A volunteer-based, non-profit 501C3, founded in 2007 by families impacted by Down Syndrome and other special needs. We are committed to offering support, resources, and acceptance to all individuals with special needs and their families. We provide year-round programs, public education, community activities, and volunteer opportunities for those who want to help our special needs community.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sat Oct 21, 2023
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

Al Lopez Park - 4810 N. HimesTampa, FL 33607

(27.97411,-82.53482)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 15
  • Please log onto https://www.ds-stride.org/friendsbuddywalk to sign up as a volunteer.

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