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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 adults with disabilities. Check out the list below to find the right volunteer opportunity for you. Volunteers must be over the age of 18. 

 

Community Residences:Assistance is needed in any of our 17 group homes. Volunteers over the age of 18 work with residents on a one-to-one or group basis. Based on the need of a particular home, volunteers could work under the supervision of Kennedy Center staff, with residents on developing hobbies, social skills, or independent living skills. Volunteers may also attend recreational activities with residents and Kennedy Center staff, which may include picnics, dances, baseball games, and trips to the mall!

Therapeutic Recreation:Opportunities are available to assist clients with their participation in recreation and leisure activities. Recreation Aides may perform a wide variety of functions - from starting a crafts or baking class, to assisting with sports programs or weekend excursions such as community outings, individual supports, drop-in centers, Special Olympics, and bowling leagues. Hours are available during the weekday, late afternoon, evenings, and weekends.

 

Senior Program:Teach seniors with disabilities leisure, vocational, and independent living skills. Activities include music therapy, dance, exercise and therapy, gardening, cooking and community excursions. Hours are available weekdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for a senior citizen to act as a "mentor" to an older person with disabilities!

Art Program:Assist the Art Therapist with painting classes. This would include mixing paints and offering assistance with drawing. Work one-on-one with individuals with disabilities. Hours available are Mondays from 9:30am to 11:30am; 1:00pm to 2:00pm, or 3:00pm to 5:00pm. A great opportunity for Art Therapy majors to gain some experience!

Vocational Rehabilitation:Assist the rehabilitation staff in the workshop and at the community-based vocational sites. Duties may include data collecting, one-to-one support and co-facilitation of group activities like job-coping skills and anger management classes. Hours available are weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

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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