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The Kennedy Center

2440 Reservoir Road
Trumbull, CT
Volunteer Coordinator: (203) 332-4535 x270 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

The Kennedy Center offers several way to volunteer your time working with children with disabilities. Check out the list below to find the right volunteer opportunity for you.

 

Children's Services Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to assist with the integration of children with disabilities into existing recreational and social programs in the community. Volunteers act as a coach and a friend to the child, assisting the child to participate in the activity, while at the same time, promoting understanding of the needs of children with disabilities among instructors and other class participants. Some opportunities in the Children's Program include:

•  After school programs:During the school year Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Programs are held in numerous different elementary schools in Bridgeport.

•  Bridgeport Summer Camps:In numerous elementary schools in Bridgeport. In this program, children with disabilities participate in academic and recreational activities. A great summer opportunity for student teachers!

•  Camp Tepee:A summer day camp held at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA and volunteers are needed for one week or more to support kids from the ages of 4-13 years old who are attending. Volunteers will have the opportunity to spend the day with their "buddy" child (a child with disabilities) participating in daily activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, theater and nature. Transportation for volunteers will be provided if needed.

•  Buddy Program:A child with disabilities is paired with a volunteer to participate together in activities of their choice. Times, days, and activity are established between the volunteer and buddy.

•  Community-based programs: The volunteer will accompany a child who has a disability to a community-based activity, giving them the opportunity to experience fun and exciting new things! Examples of community-based programs are athletic teams, swimming lessons, and religious education classes.

•  Drop In Programs:Various monthly meetings are held in Trumbull and volunteers are needed to assist staff with activities and support the participation of children/teens/young adults with special needs to participate in group program offerings.

For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 332-4535 x270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
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