Call for Volunteers

Posted June 2, 2016 at 5:45 am by

paint-handprintsThe Pri­ma­ry Inter­ven­tion Pro­gram (PIP), also known as the Spe­cial Pal Pro­gram at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School, is look­ing for Vol­un­teers for the 2016–2017 school year.  The PIP pro­gram works with stu­dents K‑3rd grade.  Vol­un­teers work with one or two stu­dents through the school year in the “Spe­cial Pal” room for 40 min­utes once a week. This room is set up so that the child and his or her Spe­cial Pal can be involved in var­i­ous activ­i­ties includ­ing draw­ing, paint­ing, play, sand table, games, pup­petry, etc. This pro­gram helps sup­port social and emo­tion­al growth of our stu­dents which helps them be more ready to learn in their classrooms.

Vol­un­teers are care­ful­ly inter­viewed and select­ed on the basis of per­son­al matu­ri­ty, expe­ri­ence, and his or her abil­i­ty to relate to chil­dren.  They are trained and placed under the super­vi­sion of the PIP Coor­di­na­tor and receive con­tin­u­al train­ing through­out the year on non-direc­tive play ther­a­py, sand play ther­a­py, and art therapy.

Com­mit­ment: 

  • Sept – June
  • Min­i­mum of 1–2 hrs per week (which includ­ed time with a child, clean­ing room, tak­ing notes and a sep­a­rate meeting/training time).
  • Back­ground check and fin­ger print­ing required.

If you have an inter­est, please email tere­satil­ton [@] sjisd.wednet.edu or call 370‑7344 for more infor­ma­tion and an application.

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