Make a difference by becoming a Sprout Day Trip Leader!
Are you passionate about working with people who have developmental disabilities? Are you looking for a fun, flexible opportunity where you can actually see the difference that you're making? If so, Sprout may be exactly what you're looking for!
Sprout's NYC Program provides evening and weekend recreational activities for highly-social adults with mild-to-moderate developmental disabilities. These activities are all over the five boroughs of New York City and include sporting events, museums, art classes, festivals, dinners and more!
Sprout Leaders provide supervision to our groups for 2-6 hour long excursions while encouraging positive socialization and having fun with them. Leaders also assist with some logistical elements of activities such as handling a small budget or directing a participant to the nearest subway station.
Each month, Leaders are sent a calendar of events and can choose the activities they would like to lead. We only ask that Leaders follow through with the commitment they make to assist with those activities.
NO special background or education is required to become a Sprout leader. We encourage people from all cultures and professions, and of all ethnic and educational backgrounds. Once accepted into the program, you will receive a training session which will provide the necessary tools to sign up for and lead future activities.
*We encourage applicants with diverse experience-levels and backgrounds *Must be 21 years or older *Fluency in English required
TO APPLY: http:gosprout.org/vacation-programs/volunteer/
Sprout is dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities grow through challenging, creative and fun experiences that enhance socialization, self-confidence and inclusion. Our mission is to bring joy to people with developmental disabilities through travel and recreation.
Sprout is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation grow through challenging and safe travel experiences. Based in New York City, our programs are available to people with MR/DD and the agencies that serve them throughout the United States. Founded in 1979, Sprout is an exciting and innovative organization that serves over 1800 people with special needs each year. Our participants have the opportunity to experience age-appropriate, recreational and leisure activities in a small group setting. By offering these experiences, we hope to enhance the mobility, self-confidence and socialization of our participants. And through community-based activities, Sprout strives to break down some of the barriers that exist between participants and the general public. The majority of the people who participate in our vacations are adults with developmental disabilities, with the most common disability being mental retardation. Our participants fall in the range of moderate to high functioning levels, with some individuals requiring a fair amount of assistance with basic living skills, while others are quite independent. All of our participants can travel within the typical group size of 10 participants and 3 leaders.