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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?

Fill Out an Interest From
Contact Amanda Biel at abiel@ymcacolumbus.org or at 614.835.6073


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