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Volunteering with We've Got Friends!

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ORGANIZATION: WEVE GOT FRIENDS INC

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 124 people are interested
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The perfect volunteer for these positions needs no experience!

We are looking for people who are kind, patient, friendly and know how to be a little silly and have a great time! You will be hanging out with teens and preteens with special needs, playing games, listening to music, having dance parties and catching up on their day.

There is always site host who heads up the meetings so you would just be there to assist by hanging out with our participants. These hour long hangouts are participant led so we let the kids decide what they want to do and we help facilitate their fun activities.

For virtual hangouts, it's just a matter of logging on to zoom to hangout, catch up and make sure all the participants feel welcomed as we chat, and play games for an hour.

We even have a secret handshake that only our friends know. :) We'd love to have you be apart of our volunteer team! The little bit of time you spend with us makes a BIG difference.

Check out our website at: www.wgfnj.org
Sign up to volunteer here: www.wgfnj.org/volunteer-application
We also offer volunteer verification (letters) for hours completed for tuition credit.

4 Shifts

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
    This opportunity is from 1-2p VIRTUALLY on Saturdays (EXCLUDING SOME HOLIDAYS)
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
    This opportunity is from 12:45-2p IN PERSON on Saturdays in Montclair , NJ
  • afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
    This opportunity is from 2:15-4p IN PERSON on Saturdays in Montclair , NJ
  • evening / 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    This opportunity is from 6-7p VIRTUALLY on Monday and Wednesdays (EXCLUDING SOME HOLIDAYS)
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About WEVE GOT FRIENDS INC

Location:

310 PASSAIC AVE C/O LEAF 301, FAIRFIELD, NJ 07004, US

Mission Statement

We've Got Friends mission is to provide an engaging social environment where teens with special needs can interact with their peers, fostering connections, a sense of community, social skills, confidence, and socio-emotional health. All of our programming is free; as one of our core values, we believe cost should not limit your access to friendship. We help build social circles through engagement and genuine interactions.

Description

We provide the opportunity and activities for teens with special needs ages 7-21 to establish their own connections through common interests. WGF currently runs a variety of social groups in multiple chapters, serving hundreds of teens annually, including a virtual group that meets multiple times per week. We also offer special event days, which provide our teens with opportunities to go on developmentally-appropriate outings including baseball games, rock climbing, art events and more. None of this would be possible without the help of our volunteers who help facilitate our hangouts both in person and virtually. The little time you spend with us makes a big difference!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

Multiple locations Montclair, NJ 07043

(40.84005,-74.20033)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 11
  • Orientation or Training
  • The hangouts are 1 hour long. We offer virtual volunteering or in person volunteering in Montclair, NJ.
  • Because we work with children with special needs all adults (18+) must have a background check. We also offer volunteer verification letters for those looking for school credit.

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