As a nonprofit organization serving tweens, teens and young adults with developmental disabilities, our programs encompass a wide variety of social, educational, and community integration experiences. The range of services STRIVE offers means there are plenty of chances for volunteers to use their areas of expertise, learn new skills and have fun.
Every Friday from 6:00-9:00pm STRIVE opens its doors to teens and young adult members for a night of socialization, games, and fun! The STRIVE Center has a dance floor, air hockey, pool tables, big screen TVs, computers with Internet access, board games, snack bar and more!
Volunteers are always needed at STRIVE NIGHT to help in the snack bar, check-in members, assist as DJ, play games, set-up and take down on theme nights, and be a positive role model. The most important part is to have fun meeting new people and encourage members to get involved. This is a great volunteer opportunity for high school students and community groups. Once a month there is a THEME NIGHT at STRIVE Night. Theme Nights are voted on by the Advisory Board, which is made up of STRIVE members. Past theme nights have included: Country Western, Beach Blast, Disco Night, Animal Night etc. Volunteers are needed to help with the making and setting up of decorations and assisting with games on these nights.
Every Friday 3:30-5:30pm, 11-14 year olds enjoy structured social time in the STRIVE Center. Volunteers are needed to provide guest entertainment (from archery demos, to crafts, to hidden talents, to game time), as well as to help socialize with the Tweens.
Fundraisers are essential to the success and continuation of STRIVE programs. Past fundraisers have included: STRIVE for 5 Foden 5K, book sales, bottle drives, bake sales, our annual auction and STRIVE Rocks! Weekend. Volunteers are always needed to help with set-up, running, and taking down of events. We welcome new ideas and volunteer support. Come join in the fun as we raise money for STRIVE!
Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm STRIVE offers educational classes to further the education of our members. Courses run 3-4 weeks and vary in topics. Past groups have learned about relationships, computers, nutrition, creative arts, and money management. Volunteers can be involved by helping with planning, set up, or even teaching sessions.
Camp STRIVE is a vacation day camp & summer program. Campers will have the opportunity to make friends and learn valuable skills in a safe, inclusive environment. Volunteers are needed to help counselors with classes and activities throughout the week along with chaperoning campers on a weekly field trip. Activities include: sports & games, cooking & nutrition, arts & crafts, computers, field trips etc.
Interested in Volunteering?
Interested in volunteering for this unique organization or learning more? Please fill out a volunteer application or forward questions to the STRIVE Program Manager, Whitney Wildes at (207) 774-6278 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.