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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Big hearts needed to engage little minds and hold hands of special needs children and siblings aged 3-17.  Little Friends Family Respite Services program offers multi-week sessions for children with special needs and their siblings, featuring indoor and outdoor activities and socialization opportunities.

Volunteers are needed to help supervise these planned activities. You will gain experiential learning for your future career in education, nursing, physical therapy and beyond. You can earn service hours or build your college and career resume. Choose one or multiple shifts. We are seeking high school and college students as well as adult volunteers on an ongoing basis.

  • Be a Respite Volunteer!
  • Experiential Learning
  • Honor Society Hours
  • College & Career Resume Builder
  • Mature Teens 14+
  • Training Provided
  • Weekly or Monthly
  • Make New Friends & Develop New Skills

Respite Volunteer Application Form

If you are interested in volunteering with Little Friends Family Respite Services, please complete the form below. Be sure to upload a completed Volunteer Liability and Photo Permissions Waiver (pdf can be found using the button below the application).

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Are you age 14 or older(Required)
Parent / Guardian name if volunteer is under 18
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Max. file size: 50 MB, Max. files: 2.

    Contact our Respite program director, Amber Tinney or call 630-281-1845 to learn more!

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    I love my school

    “I love my school because I have great teachers and friends.”

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    I like to socialize and laugh

    “I like to socialize and laugh with my friends every day.”

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    Little Friends staff are remarkable people

    “As parents, we feel truly thankful and blessed for the opportunities that Little Friends has provided and offered.  Little Friends staff are remarkable people who are dedicated to what they do and those they serve.”

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    Good times with friends and people who care

    “For my son, this has not been just a school but the place where he spends good times with friends and people who care about him.”

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    How grateful we are

    “How grateful we are to all the angels who work with our son at Little Friends. This is his home.”

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    Krejci means so much to Us

    “Krejci means so much to us because it’s been the one place that has truly helped my child excel and grow; the place that he is not judged or made to feel different but accepted. I am so appreciative of the patience, care, and hard work from all the Krejci staff.”

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    Positive Impact on our Family

    “Respite has had such a positive impact on our family. We love that our kids can socialize with other families that share our similarities. It gives me comfort knowing he is in good hands”