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Volunteer Buddy with Jill's House Windy City

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Weekend Adventures are exciting weekends away at camp for kids (ages 6 to 17) with intellectual disabilities. As a volunteer, you will be a kid’s assigned "buddy" for a whole weekend of fun and engaging activities! There are always staff around who are trained to handle any medical or behavioral changes, so you and your team can simply focus on having fun with your campers as they enjoy activities such as archery, hiking, rope swings, s’mores, campfires, bounce castles... and so much more!

And while you and your buddy are having an awesome weekend, their families are given critical time to rest and recharge. This is truly a gift you are giving to the parents and will empower them in their lives and relationships.

We welcome groups or individuals, ages 16 and older and provide all the training you’ll need! Our staff are with you every step of the way, so no special needs experience is required. All you need is a heart to serve these wonderful kids!

To volunteer as a group or individual at any of our locations, please email kelly.elwell@jillshouse.org.

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About JILLS HOUSE Windy City


1724 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, US

Mission Statement

Jill’s House celebrates children with special needs and provides relief to the extraordinary families who love them through short-term, overnight respite care. https://youtu.be/YYiXgsZS6As



Jill’s House Weekend Adventures (JHWA) has come to the Chicago/Southeastern WI area to bring Jill’s House Windy City. JHWA is a three-day camp experience for children with intellectual disabilities, where they get to enjoy an incredible weekend just for them, while their families receive some much-needed respite.

At Weekend Adventures, special children (ages 6-17) create memories and friendships through activities like hayrides, hikes, crafts, games, talent shows, ropes courses, swimming and more. At the same time, they are surrounded by caring and committed onsite medical personnel, child care specialists, staff, and one-on-one buddies that ensure every detail is managed and every unique need is met so parents can enjoy a worry-free break. Meals, accommodations, activities, and full-time care are all included, making this all-inclusive weekend a stress-relieving time for everyone.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Faith-Based, People with Disabilities


Fri Feb 23, 2024 - Sun Feb 25, 2024
05:00 PM - 02:00 PM


1724 West Main StreetLake Geneva, WI 53147



  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers commit their weekends from 5:00 pm on Friday to after lunch on Sunday.
  • Because we want the right volunteers to safely interact with our campers, we do require an application process and a background check.

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