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Volunteer

Volunteer at We've Got Friends

WGF is Only Possible Because of Friends Like You

 
Why Volunteer at We've Got Friends (WGF)?

Working alongside teenagers with special needs will give you the skills to encourage verbal and non-verbal communication while providing support in their social development. Volunteering with WGF will offer you experience working in a cognitively diverse environment and increase your awareness of those with an array of needs and abilities. 

Our social groups provide the space to share your passions and interests while getting to know the participants.

In doing so, you may even meet a new friend!

Volunteer hours can be certified by WGF to fulfill community service requirements.

Volunteers are also eligible to request a letter of recommendation if a minimum of a 4-month commitment at 2 times a week is fulfilled within the same semester. 

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Volunteer Responsibilities for

In-Person Hangouts


As a We've Got Friends (WGF) volunteer, you will be responsible for helping the Site Host(s) with both set-up and clean-up of each hangout. You are expected to arrive 30 minutes before each session to help facilitate the set-up and stay up to 30 minutes after for breakdown and clean-up. 

All in-person hangouts run for 90 minutes. During this time, you will be asked to support the Site Host(s) with activities including games, crafts, and dance and more.

Volunteers should always model appropriate behavior by showing patience and a general interest in the participants at each hang-out. 


WGF provides a meal and snacks at every in-person hangout. You will be asked to help our participants by passing out items including pizza, snacks, and drinks. 

Volunteer Responsibilities for

Virtual Hangouts

 

As a virtual volunteer, you will join each hangout using the the Zoom link (provided in your confirmation email) 15 minutes before each session's start-time. 

All virtual WGF hangouts run for 60 minutes. During this time, the Site Host(s) will generate breakout rooms based on various themes that participants are interested in (i.e. Roblox, trivia, etc.). As a virtual volunteer, you will support the Site Host in facilitating these breakout rooms. 

Volunteers should be mindful to allow everyone a turn to speak or share and are expected to support and facilitate conversation if needed. 

 

After each group, you will have time to share any feedback with the Site Host(s) and/or ask any questions you may have. 

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1. Apply

Complete the Volunteer Application by clicking the button below.

Then, proceed to create your login account.

2. Create Login

If you filled out your application but have not yet created your login, please click the button below.

 

3. Interview & Procedure Sign-off 

Schedule an interview and review and complete our Volunteer Guidelines, WGF Video, Volunteer Waiver and Photo Release.

4. See You There

Sign up for our Volunteer events. Login, access our Calendar, and choose which event you would like to volunteer in.
 
Apply Today
 

Click below and fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

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