Disabilities

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to burn prevention and helping children and adult survivors of severe burn injuries. The minimum age for volunteers is 14.

Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay

The Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay mission is to enhance the client’s quality of life and to ease the family’s burden of caring for the individual with dementia. The minimum age is 14.

Camp Arroyo – The Taylor Family Foundation

The mission of the Taylor Family Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of Northern California children suffering from HIV/AIDS and other life threatening diseases. Volunteers can help in their office, work on their office, or help at one of the camps that use their facility.

Camping Unlimited

Camping Unlimited assists children and adults with disabilities on recreational outings and activities to promote social, functional and group skills.  To assist disabled youth at a summer camp. Supervise and care for developmentally disabled children and adults at summer camp or on weekend hikes camping trips theme weekend events and other outings.

Children’s Skin Disease Foundation

The Children’s Skin Disease Foundation operates Camp Wonder. Camp Wonder is free to children with serious and fatal skin disease. For one week these children can forget their disease and have fun!  High school students can serve as volunteer counselors at Camp Wonder.

Down Syndrome Connection

The Down Syndrome Connection seeks to optimize the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome by offering direct services to them and their caregivers and by educating the general public about the special concerns and unique contributions of the Down syndrome community.

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) is a non-profit organization which provides wilderness experiences for people with special needs.  ETC offers white water rafting, sea kayaking and cross-country skiing adventures.

Exceptional Needs Network

The Exceptional Needs Network (ENN) is a parent-driven non profit organization created to help families of special needs children in the Tri-Valley region of the San Francisco Bay Area. They offer local parents respite weekends by providing a camping opportunity for their special needs children. These weekends offer a fun, safe, and fully supervised camping experience for youth with special needs.

Los Cerros Special Education Program (SPED)

You will be working with a class for students with special needs at Los Cerros Middle School.  The students have autism, cerebral palsy and other neurological challenges. The Los Cerros program attempts to integrate special needs students into the regular school program to the best of the students’ abilities. The program also concentrates on life skills development such as basic social contact and community involvement and mobility. The minimum age for volunteers is 14.

Special Olympics East Bay

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Wheelchair Foundation

The Wheelchair Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Danville that provides wheelchairs to people all over the world who need them but cannot afford them.  Students would work in their Danville office on projects such as organizing their photos of recipients in their wheelchairs

Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center

Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization providing a high quality program of therapeutic horseback riding and related activities to disabled children. The instructors, therapists and other volunteers continually work to improve their levels of knowledge and performance so they can provide a stimulating environment to enrich the lives of the students. The minimum age for volunteers is 14.