ASK is currently recruiting student volunteers for our 2012 Spring/Summer Programs.
This Spring we are organising Peer Mentoring and Monthly Kids and Teens Socials, as well as preparing for our Geneva and Leysin Summer Camps.
We have about 5 young adults who are interested in being peer mentored. This peer mentoring activity will begin in April and we are looking for a group of students to plan outings with our mentees, to be positive role models and provide positive peer interaction whilst helping the mentee in developing their own social skills. For more information on this program please visit:
Also starting in April, we are looking for students who are interested in volunteering and getting involved in monthly weekend activities with children aged 6 to 16. This activity provides a great opportunity for the children with special needs and learning differences to meet new people in a friendly, relaxed environment, whilst also developing their social skills. The student volunteers will be learning a sensitive, positive approach to dealing with children with different social abilities. For more information please visit:
http://www.allspecialkids.org/wp/programs/care/ask-monthly-kids-teens-social/ Summer Camp
Our Geneva day camp begins on 16th July for four weeks, ending with a final fifth week of intensive study skills. We have added a new camp this year in Leysin, a two week, sports focused camp. We are looking for out-going, fun, enthusiastic individuals who are keen to work with children and who will act as positive role models, developing the confidence and social skills of the children whilst taking part and assisting in the activities. For more information please visit:
We are looking for student volunteers that are interested in working with children and also volunteers who are keen to use their natural skills to help develop our programmes.
If your students are interested in getting involved with any of the following programmes, starting from January 2012, please ask them to email Lydia.firstname.lastname@example.org stating which programme(s) they would like to help with.
Study Skills & Homework Club
This Program is for those students who enjoy working one on one with children, who wish to develop core tutoring skills and learn valuable study skills to help make learning easier, more fun and creative for the special children who have learning differences. Note: the training for this program will lead to working at our camps during school breaks and summer camps.
Volunteers will help with paired reading, prepare classroom activities and assist children with the computer based learning programmes.
Volunteers will work along-side the tutors /teachers trained in special needs education.
You must be available for a one day training and from 3.30pm – 6pm either on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons.
Location – Geneva or Lausanne
Monthly Kids & Teen’s Social
These monthly events are to provide our special children with a series of stress-free, fun monthly activities, which offer a friendly, supervised environment, while improving their social skills. Activities can be anything from ice-skating to bowling, pizza making to Pony riding.
We need volunteers who can help with researching and planning the activities and taking part in the monthly outings.
You must be available for one after-school planning session and commit to attending the weekend outing once a month.
Location – Geneva or Lausanne area
We need volunteers who can help us research the best experts in the field of special needs, child development and learning support. We invite these specialist experts to Geneva as part of our annual seminar series.
You will be provided with names and template reports to do this research.
Location – non (location) specific, but must have access to the internet.
We need volunteers for our lending library, who can help us with maintaining, reviewing and publicising our books, videos and learning resources.
We need volunteers who can help with research, catalogue management and write book reviews.
You must be available 2-3 hours a week to come to the ASK office.
Location – Geneva
Our website is the way a lot of parents first find ASK and we need volunteers who are skilled in IT and enjoy working with web technology.
We need volunteers who can help build our web presence, both through our website and on other social media sites.
We need assistance with regular website maintenance, create promotional fliers and marketing brochures. You must be available 2-3 hours a week to come to the ASK office.
The ASK volunteer programme is for volunteers who want to make a difference through volunteering. To truly make a difference, volunteers need to be committed to their volunteer service, and be willing to invest their time to make a change in the lives of people who need their help.
ASK volunteer program provides the opportunity and the support to both adults and young adults (ages 15 through 18) to make a difference in their community through volunteering. Through a unique network approach, ASK volunteer program exposes the volunteers to positive experiences that may affect their views on community service… now and in the future.
WHO COULD BE AN ASK VOLUNTEER?
Someone we can call upon to help us during their free time, to assist in one of the many activities run by ASK. Our volunteers include young adults who mentor a peer and/or help out at the monthly organized outings. We are a parent community that believes in using our time & talent to help children; young and not so young, who need a little more attention, time and patience to reach their best potential in life.
Please visit our website Programs link and view the programs that may interest you.