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AASK Sibling Connections Program

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AASK Sibling Program- Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

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Volunteers with the AASK Sibling Program, have an opportunity to help bring together brothers and sisters who would otherwise only rarely or never have an opportunity to see one another.

Volunteers will transport and chaperone youth events that are geared to facilitate and build the sibling bond. In many cases this is the youth’s only connection to birth family. As a volunteer, you are included in the events and may participate to your discretion, but we ask that you still assist with supervising the youth if you do not want to participate in the activity. These events will take place approximately every 5 weeks and you will be contacted ahead of time with your assigned youth to transport.

Some of our events include going to the ice skating rink, bowling alleys, sporting events, theater shows, Castles N Coasters, and more!

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About AASK Sibling Program- Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

Location:

2320 n 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006, US

Mission Statement

AASK is a non-profit agency founded in 1988 to help children in foster care with special needs, but it soon expanded to every child in foster care with the vision to ensure every child has someone who cares. There are approximately 17,000 children in the Arizona foster care system with 2,300 adoptions with the help of AASK. AASK vision is implemented through our Adoption, Fostering, Mentoring, and Sibling programs.

Keeping sibling relationships for these children is crucial. Siblings form a bond that cannot be replaced. They provide emotional support for each other, stability, and comfort in times of change. Research shows when Children are separated from each other they may feel like they lose are part of themselves.

Description

The AASK Sibling Program launched its first year in 2014 by hosting a week long Sibling camp at Camp Tontozona followed by bowling and skating events. This year we will be hosting an event once a month at various venues. We have all the children ready to go to start being reconnected, but we do not have enough volunteers yet to help with the transportation and supervision of these events, so we really appreciate your interest. As a volunteer, you would only need to commit to 4 out of 12 of the events and the week long camp is optional. The volunteer will pick up a sibling and bring them to the event and will facilitate them and their siblings reconnecting with each other.

Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2320 N. 20th St.Phoenix, AZ 85006

(33.47324,-112.03921)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • We request that you commit to 4 events per year. These events last on average about 3-5 hours from pick-up to drop-off.
  • • DPS Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card • DCS Central Registry Background Check • DCS Criminal History Self Disclosure Affidavit • 3 References

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