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Volunteer 2017-06-23T16:19:00+00:00

Make a difference today!

Volunteers and interns at Crotched Mountain can gain experience in a dynamic nonprofit organization that provides a wide variety of services to people with disabilities. The possibilities for gaining practical experience or donating your time and talents to help our clients and staff achieve success are plentiful.

We have a variety of opportunities to choose from and are interested in hearing your ideas as well.

For more information call Jeannette Nieder at 603-547-1486 or send an email.

OPPORTUNITIES

Do you play the fiddle, dance, paint or even juggle? If you have artistic talents that could help our clients express their inner creativity, contact us. Some successful artistic volunteer opportunities at Crotched Mountain have included:

  • Adaptive dance classes
  • Painting, drawing, clay sculpting and weaving
  • Photography and videography
  • Playing musical instruments and singing
  • Teaching unique talents like juggling or yodeling

Help clients to learn or improve their computer skills so that they may capture a story, create a special presentation, surf the web or Skype with family and friends.

Participating in group activities and clubs brings a wide variety of social and skill-building benefits to Crotched Mountain’s clients. If you have a particular interest or skill and are willing to volunteer at least once a week to run a group with staff oversight, contact us. Activities may include:

  • Arts and crafts groups
  • Cooking, gardening, knitting or sewing clubs
  • Exercise and yoga clubs

You can help Crotched Mountain’s campus remain a beautiful and inviting place for clients and their families to enjoy. Opportunities include yard work, indoor and outdoor painting, shoveling sidewalks and paths, washing company vans and more.

Bring your culinary talent and help prepare a home-style supper for our clients. You design the menu and we order all of the ingredients. Enjoy eating supper with the residents and staff in one of the lively group homes on our campus.

Administrative skills help keep Crotched Mountain offices running smoothly and efficiently. If you have administrative or organizational skills to share including filing, copying, data entry or more, contact us.

Many of our volunteers enjoy spending personal time with our clients, exploring interests, playing games or lending an ear. A sampling of available opportunities includes:

  • Accompanying clients to our media center, cafeteria, playground, etc.
  • Hairstyling, makeup and manicures
  • Sharing a meal together
  • Reading aloud
  • Tutoring in school work
  • Playing sports (basketball, softball, swimming, etc.)
  • Taking walks on our accessible trails and campus
  • Talking about school, life, movies, books, etc.

Animals can play a very beneficial role in healing. Bring your therapy pets to Crotched Mountain to spend time with our clients.

Crotched Mountain welcomes volunteers to help our special events run smoothly. Events include the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, fundraising events, residential block parties, health fairs and more.

If you like to ski, run, hike or paddle, you can help people of all abilities to enjoy outdoor activities with their family and friends through Crotched Mountain’s Accessible Recreation and Sports program (CMARS).

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