Volunteer 'Buddies' Needed!
Help us make a difference in Central Ohio! Join ECRN+ with the YMCA of Central Ohio by volunteering to be a 'Buddy’ to a child with special needs.
A Buddy provides friendship, assistance, encouragement, and support while paired to a child with a disability. The Buddy serves as a positive role model while promoting physical activity/recreation that is fun and conducive to skill development. Our Buddies work to encourage socialization among all children regardless of ability.
Basic requirements of a 'Buddy' volunteer:
· Desire to positively impact the life of a family and child with special needs.
· Submit a YMCA Volunteer Application that includes a background (18 years & older) and reference check.
· Minor volunteers over the age of 10 may attend as a 'Peer Buddy' in accompaniment of their parent/guardian 'Buddy' volunteer.
· Willing to learn the unique needs of your paired child under the guidance and support of trained disability professionals.
Where & When?
Grove City YMCA (3600 Discovery Drive)
Third Saturday of each month from 4-9pm
Interested in signing up or learning more?