Are you looking to volunteer, make a difference, and maybe even make a life long friend? Would you be interested in improving the quality of someone's life while they teach you valuable life lessons? If so, consider helping out with individuals in the community who have disabilities.
Nancy Combow has a son with Down Syndrome. She encourages young adults to get involved and volunteer with individuals with special needs for their own benefit. She stated, "My son, Cameron, has touched the lives of many people in a positive way. He loves unconditionally. He always has a hug and a smile ready for you. He is sensitive to your emotions and if you are sad, he wants to make you happy. He is much more abled than disabled and that is what we celebrate. "
Below are some upcoming volunteer needs. Challenge yourself and a friend to get involved and see how your own life can be enriched.
Special Olympics Basketball is in need of volunteers to work in concessions at their home tournament on Sunday, January 13th as well as their regional tournament on February 9th. They are also looking for some assistance during their Spring Olympics which will take place on April 20th. For more information contact Nicole DeFreeze at (270) 393-3265 or Jenna Smith at (270) 393- 3480.
Jesus Prom will be held at Hillvue Heights Church on February 1st. Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas in order to make this event successful. For more information on services needed and registration visit them on line at http://www.hillvue.com/jesus-prom-signup-attend.html.
PALS Ministry at Hillvue Heights is always looking for helpers who want to share the love of Jesus with children and adults in their special needs classes. Contact Children's Pastor, Angela Lasley, at Lasley@hillvue.com
ATTENTION WKU STUDENTS! Best Buddies matches college students with adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. More information can be found at BestBuddies.org
High school students~ Check with your guidance counselor or special needs teachers at school to volunteer to be a peer tutor!
Let us know how your life has been touched through volunteering or share other opportunities by emailing Tara Atcher at firstname.lastname@example.org