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High School Summer Vacation Therapeutic Recreation Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Waveny LifeCare Network

  • 5 people are interested
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This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the arts, medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, music, gardening and floral design to learn and grow in our nonprofit community based healthcare services organization. Students will learn about our healthcare services and therapeutic programs including our innovative telemedicine program. A personalized summer student program can be designed to suit interests and schedule. Options include week long daily attendance or a regular once or twice a week schedule.

Students must have received the first two Covid Vaccinations and complete our volunteer application and orientation.

Signup now to reserve a place beginning June 12 2023 and running through August!

For questions or to discuss further please contact Stella Clarke, Exec Director of Community Engagement and Volunteering. sclarke@waveny.org 203.594.5334.

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About Waveny LifeCare Network


3 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840, US

Mission Statement

Committed to our community for over 50 years as a trusted nonprofit, Waveny LifeCare Network (Waveny) has sought to provide the highest quality of care since 1975. Our full spectrum of care anticipates your every need. From at-home rehabilitation to long-term therapy and nursing care, hospice and everything in between, Waveny provides award-winning personalized solutions for patients of all ages. Our community outreach includes school nursing, community health screenings, health education and wellness programs. Over the past 110 years Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County has helped thousands of individuals, and their loved ones cope with terminal illness with comfort, peace and dignity. Joining forces with Waveny in 2021 VNHFC enabled the Waveny volunteer program to expand to offer opportunities at the New Canaan Thrift Shop and as part of the hospice and bereavement support volunteer team.


Our Volunteer program impacts the lives of our patients, residents AND volunteers providing enrichment, social connection, purpose and opportunities to learn and grow while making a difference!
As a nonprofit organization, we are a mission-based provider of healthcare, housing and support services to approximately 2,400 people every year. Waveny relies on our talented staff and hundreds of volunteers to deliver the highest quality of person-centered care every day. Our compassion is reflected in the smiles of the caregivers and those in our care, and our quality earns us industry accolades each year. The generosity of spirit we see in these connections mirrors the commitment of our donors to help us carry out this important work. Our Volunteer program provides a wide range of opportunities and flexible hours. We invest in our volunteer team providing training and mentoring to maximize the impact of the time and skills shared. We are grateful for our core team of volunteers, some of whom have been participating for decades, and we also welcome new volunteers and can incorporate what ever time you can offer.


Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Arts & Culture, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


3 Farm RdNew Canaan, CT 06840



  • Nursing
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Nutrition
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work




  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
  • All students entering high school in the Fall of 2023 and older may apply. Covid Vax. (First 2 shots required).

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