Volunteer Opportunities

Special NeedsEnglish as a Second LanguagePathways
Special Needs Swim Lesson Volunteer
Our special needs swim lesson (S.N.S.L.) provides 45 minutes of instruction provided by our trained staff and volunteers. This program is designed to teach and improve each student’s swimming skills while working in a group environment to improve their focus, comfort, and overall understanding of safety in the pool. Volunteers are expected to motivate and facilitate the progression of goals for swimmers while keeping them safe in and around the water. Must be ages 15+ and comfortable in deep and shallow water.
Hours
Sundays 1:15-3:30pm
Contact
Please email
aquatics@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Adapted Aquatics Volunteer
Volunteers will be working with special needs participants ages 3-adult with a variety of disabilities. Must be ages 15+ and comfortable in deep and shallow water. This one hour program provides individuals who are physically or intellectually challenged the opportunity to use the pool for exercise, learn basic swimming skills, be part of a social group, and play games while having fun in a safe aquatic environment. Volunteers are expected to motivate and facilitate the progression of goals for swimmers while keeping them safe in and around the water.
Hours
Saturdays 12-1pm
Contact
Please email
aquatics@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Special Needs Classes
Volunteers needed for all classes – dance, yoga, socializing, & active play time. Ages 14+.

Volunteers will be provided with general information regarding autism, ADHD, and other disabilities affecting children and adolescents. Participants will also learn positive reinforcement techniques and strategies for addressing challenging behaviors to best ensure a positive and safe experience for all.

Hours
Weekend mornings and Friday evenings
Contact
Please email
Christina.Piccirillo@theconnectiononline.org for more information
English as a Second Language
Tutor newcomers to the U.S. No experience is necessary. Flexible hours, Monday-Thursday; mornings or Monday evenings.
Contact
Please email
jane.walbridge@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Voluntaria Bilingue | Bi-lingual Pathways Volunteer
Bilingue mujeres sobrevivientes de cancer de seno para proveer apoyo a mujeres de habla hispana.
Bi-lingual breast cancer survivors to provide peer support to Spanish speaking women.
Contact
Please email pathways@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Drivers and Cooks for Pathways Cooks
Pathways cooks provides healthy, whole foods meals to women undergoing chemotherapy and their families. Drivers are needed on Wednesdays to deliver meals from 5:30pm – 6:30pm and would require between 30-60 minutes of driving time. Cooking volunteers are needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-3:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to prep, cook, clean up or deliver meals. Two hour shifts or full shifts are both welcome.
Contact
Please email pathways@theconnectiononline.org for more information