Community Volunteer Opportunity

Posted: February 1, 2012 by IUsec in Volunteer Opportunities

Bloomington Youth Basketball 

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Wednesday & Saturday 

The Leisure Companion Program is a service in which participants with disabilities are partnered with a volunteer companion who provides additional support during participation in inclusive activities. The level of support will vary according to the specific needs of each individual.

Duties:  As a Leisure Companion, you facilitate inclusion by advocating for the participant, providing support during activities, protecting the dignity of the participant, emphasizing similarities of participants, creating an environment for success, encouraging independent participation, and most of all, being a supportive friend!   

Special skills: We have a current participant with a hearing disability. Some proficiency in sign language is preferred. 
Program Time:

Wednesday 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Saturday 1 hour between 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Training: Volunteers are required to attend an orientation prior to the program.

Location: Banneker Community Center, 930 W. Seventh St.  

Age of volunteers: 18 yrs. and up

Email Kim Ecenbarger at  ecenbark@bloomington.in.gov to sign up

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