Many Buddy friendships last for three years of the student’s tenure although we only ask for a school year commitment. A 1.5 hour training in SET for Life, Small Steps’ social and emotional program, and a background check are required to be a Buddy. Buddies can visit Monday through Friday; dates and times are coordinated with the campus volunteer manager.
While they are meeting, staff and volunteers supervise free play and lead activities for the children. When weather permits, the volunteers and children play on the playground. Parents have the security of knowing their children are having a good time in a safe place, and volunteers enjoy playing with the children. Training is not required, but a background check is necessary. This is a great opportunity for groups to volunteer.
2018-2019 dates (held at 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.):
**Dates to be determined
November 13 and 14, 2018
11:00 am–1:30 pm
November 15, 2018
11:00 am-1:30 pm