Volunteer in a Day Program for Special Needs Adults
Volunteers assist adults with intellectual disabilities in one of Chartiers' day programs. Volunteers are assigned to work with individuals and oversee their participation in the group activity. The individual may be learning a vocational skill that requires more practice or refining a skill related to daily living ex. kitchen skills. New volunteers are partnered with staff until they are familiar with the needs of the group.
We currently have one volunteer who runs an art program for the individuals at our Bethel Park site, one volunteer who provides one to one assistance with vocational skills and one volunteer who assists with leisure time activities for the senior citizens in the program. Wouldn't you like to volunteer and share a little of yourself with our folks? This is a great opportunity for college students pursuing an education or special education degree. Gain great hands on experience!
There are 2 program locations, one in Dormont and the other near South Hills Village in Bethel Park.
The opportunity is ongoing and date and time are determined by the volunteers availability. The day program is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Chartiers requires volunteers to complete an application process including an interview, criminal clearance, TB test and signed confidentiality statement. Chartiers will pay for the clearance and reimburse the volunteer up to $45 for out of pocket expenses with the physical and TB test.
About Chartiers Center
437 Railroad St, Bridgeville, PA 15017, US
Providing compassionate support to those in need who face behavioral health, co-occurring disorders, or IDD challenges as they transform their lives.
Chartiers is a community mental health center serving the needs of adolescents, teens, adults, seniors, and their families. A wide range of treatment, day programs and residential programs are availabe for residents of Pittsburgh and Washington County. All calls go through the intake specialist to determine need and severity of each case.