Aaron’s Staff volunteers provide a host of services based on their desires and skills. Our volunteers make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. Whether it be playing with a child, preparing snacks, helping with community awareness, fund raising or working behind the scenes, our volunteers play a vital role in our ministry.
Do I need a Special Skill to Volunteer?
Many people think in order to work with children with special needs, they must possess a broad range of skills or be “super-human.” However, the truth is as long as you have a desire, commitment and compassion, this type of work does not require any extraordinary skills. A medical professional is on staff to attend to the medical needs of the children.
The primary responsibility of our volunteers is to provide nurturing care to our children, while exhibiting Christ-like love to the child and family. You will be responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for the child and assisting him or her in scheduled activities.
Volunteers work closely with the Respite Care Ministry Coordinator. If you have volunteered to work directly with the children and are working the entire shift, we ask that you arrive 30 minutes early to help arrange rooms for the night’s activities. It is also requested that you stay until every child has been picked up and assist in cleaning up afterward.
The love and gratitude you will receive in reciprocation as a result of your working with disabled children and their families will live long in your heart and memory. By working with children who have disabilities and special needs, you will acquire great knowledge about the difficulties the disabled population in our community face. The more time you devote to the ministry, the more you will discover how great the need is for respite care. It can truly mean the difference between success and breakdown in many families!
- A caring heart
- Leaders must be over the age of 18
- Youth ages 16 and 17 can serve as assistants to adult volunteers
- Children under age 16 can volunteer with their families
- Completion of the Volunteer application
- Personal Interview
- Only those who want to be CPR certified
- Clear Criminal Background Check