Volunteer at a summer day camp program for children with autism

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

06/20/2018

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Comox
BC
Canada

Description

Take part in a recreational and social summer day camp program designed to help children afflicted with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from July 7 to July 28, 2018. . The program is based in the Comox Valley, British Columbia.


International volunteers work with children ages 10-15 years old. The children are quite high functioning in certain areas, but often struggle with social skills and the mastery of appropriate communication and behaviour. The volunteers will learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how to support these children in a social/recreational program. Under the direction of the campleader, the volunteers will support the children to participate in small group activities such as planning and performing skits which explore daily life with ASD, preparing lunch meals, exploring the community on daily outings including local lakes, rivers, beaches and farms, etc. The group work is intended to provide children with specific tasks and encourage both appropriate social and communication skills. Volunteers will also help to create a handbook about summer activities for youth in the Comox Valley drawing on the experiences of the workcamp. The volunteers involved in this project will gain valuable insight into the world of autism.

Requirements: Volunteers need to be fluent in English. They are required to provide a clear criminal record check. Age requirements: 19-30 years


More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-canada


"I know for me it was an experience of a lifetime that I will always cherish and hope it was the same for the kids." James L., Cadip volunteer

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Enrollment and other volunteer projects: http://cadip.org

☎ Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400

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