The program matches volunteers with children currently receiving rehabilitation services at our center. The volunteers spend one-on-one time with a specific child or teen while participating in fun activities at our facility or while on outings in the community —such as to parks, museums, and farms. Additionally, among other things our volunteers may:
Some of our volunteers also participate in the CRIT-USA Buddy Program.
If you want to learn more about on-site volunteer opportunities, please call 1.844.206.4512 or contact us through our website.
The program matches young volunteers with children currently receiving rehabilitation services at our center. The volunteers spend one-on-one time with a specific child or teen while doing fun activities at our facility or while on outings in the community, such as to parks, museums, and farms.
The program has a dual purpose. Children with disabilities learn how to integrate socially within their communities and to become more independent. Volunteers learn what it means to have a disability and that people with disabilities are essentially just like them. This knowledge transforms our volunteers into ambassadors for people with disabilities, thus helping society expand its boundaries to be more inclusive of people with special physical needs.
Young people can volunteer for the CRIT-USA Buddy Program in two ways:
All volunteers for the CRIT-USA Buddy Program must commit to a full Club Telethon or Summer Telethon session. The program also has other requirements, including an in-person interview.
Contact us for more information or to apply. By becoming a CRIT-USA Buddy Program volunteer, you can change a life — including your own.
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