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Summer Day Camp Teen Volunteer for Kids with Special Needs

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ORGANIZATION: Friendship Circle

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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ABOUT FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE:
Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational, and vocational programming. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving. Friendship Circle also provides support to individuals and families struggling with isolation, addiction, and other family-related crises.

ROLE SUMMARY:
THIS OPPORUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE ENTERING 6TH GRADE OR ABOVE. Friendship Circle Summer Programs Volunteers will be trained and paired 1:2 or 1:3 with a camper who they will spend the day engaging with. Volunteers will be given information such as likes and dislikes of their camper so they can start to build a friendship right away, ensuring that participants have the most fun and exciting summer possible! Volunteers will ideally commit by week, but exceptions can be made to only volunteer certain days. Kosher and nut free lunch is provided daily, but volunteers are allowed to bring their own NUT FREE lunches.

ABOUT DAY CAMP:
Times: Mon - Fri, 9:30am-3pm
Session 1 Week 1: June 17 - June 21
Session 1 Week 2: June 24 - June 28
Session 2 Week 1: July 1 - July 5*
*No camp on July 4
Session 2 Week 2: July 8 - July 12
Session 3 Week 1: July 15 - July 19

Day Camp combines learning critical social skills with a fun and engaging camp experience. Friendship Circle is offering six weeks of summer fun on Friendship Circle’s Meer campus with exciting field trips out in the community. On days spent at Friendship Circle's campus, volunteers and campers will do fun
rotations including splash pad fun, arts and crafts, games, and more! At least two days of
the week we will take field trips within the metro-Detroit community, with transportation via
charter buses provided. From hands-on museums to thrilling waterparks, campers and their buddy will have unique experiences while fostering relationships within the community. Campers will receive a memorable and active summer experience while developing friendships with teen volunteers and their peers. Volunteers will be matched 1:2 or 1:3 with campers with special needs to help them engage in camp activities, facilitate friendships, and have fun.

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About Friendship Circle

Location:

6892 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, US

Mission Statement

Friendship Circle creates friendship in the lives of individuals with special needs and those facing isolation while providing an opportunity to become a contributing member of the community. Through our programming, Friendship Circle aims to promote an inclusive community that values all individuals regardless of the challenges they face.

Description

Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to 3,000 individuals with special needs and their families by providing recreational, social, educational and vocational programming. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving.Friendship Circle also provides support to individuals and families struggling with isolation, addiction and other family-related crises.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Mon Jun 17, 2024 - Fri Jul 19, 2024
09:30 AM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

6892 West Maple RoadWest Bloomfield, MI 48322

(42.5447,-83.41344)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Special Needs
  • Child Development
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that you sign up for a full week at a time. Exceptions can be made.
  • THIS OPPORUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE ENTERING 6TH GRADE OR ABOVE. All volunteers will need to complete a 20-30 minute online training module. Volunteers 18+ will need to complete a background check prior to starting.

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