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FOOTPRINTS provides respite services for families with children and youth on the Autism Spectrum in Durham Region.  With programs located in Pickering and Whitby, FOOTPRINTS strives to provide respite care to as many as possible.

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We’re hiring!

Position: Operations Manager

Date: Apply by 2pm May 6th 2019

FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism is a local, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the provision of respite care for families with children and youth who have Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism programs offers respite, not therapy, in a safe and happy environment.  It has been designed solely for the benefit of the children and for the relief of their families.

The purpose of this RFP is to obtain an Operations Manager for the FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism programs.

Click for the Request for Proposal (RFP) Operations Manager

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Camp Great Strides

We’re back for Summer 2019!

Program Name: Camp Great Strides

Ages: Children Under 13 Years 

Camp Locations: Pickering and Whitby 

Date: July and August

Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm (After hours available)

Price: Fees listed in Registration Package

Join us for summer fun routines, games, songs and activities. Each session has a theme with appropriate games, craft activities and adventures to complement the theme.

Join the fun! Register a Camper or Apply as a Volunteer.

For more information to Register a Camper contact:

Email: Pickering@footprints4autism.org                 Phone: (905) 420-0388 ext. 1

Email: Whitby@footprints4autism.org                     Phone: (905) 420-0388 ext. 4 or 5

For more information to Apply as a Volunteer visit online:

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Let’s have fun this summer!

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Together We ‘Hang’

We’re back for Spring/Summer 2019!

Program Name: Together We ‘Hang’

Ages: Youth 14 to 21 years

Location: Whitby Public Library – Central

Date: Every Monday, March 11th until August 26th

(Excludes holidays/Library closed)

Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Price: FREE

Join us every Monday. Youth on the Autism Spectrum and peer volunteers hang out, for a social gathering fostering inclusion, acceptance and friendship. Play games & music! Learn life skills on special theme days!

Join the fun! Register as a Participant or Apply to be a Volunteer.

For more information or to register for FREE, contact Cheyenne:

Phone: (905) 420-0388 ext. 4 or Email: Cheyenne@footprints4autism.org

For more information to Apply as a Volunteer visit online:

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Let’s hang out together!

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Since 2015, FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism has been running Together We ‘Hang’, a weekly social program for youth with Autism and their peers. Seasonally, we have two programs in progress (4-6 pm) on Mondays at the Whitby Library and Wednesdays at the Pickering Library. (Check back for dates and times.)

We have had wonderful feedback about Together We ‘Hang’, however we would like to hear from the community on how we can make it better. We appreciate your input – it will assist us with planning and securing funding.

Survey Link: Click for Survey

Estimated time to complete – 3 minutes.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

*Training is FREE! Standard First-Aid/CPR, BMS Training, Autism Orientation and Shadow Shift!

**Current Police Record Check is required with Vulnerable Sector during the application process/interview, and prior to volunteer training.

Looking for a rewarding place to volunteer? Enjoy working with children and youth? Interested in giving back to families in your community? Join us as a Child Support Volunteer or Peer Volunteer!

Our volunteers also enjoy perks through our Volunteer Recognition Program, including gift card prizes from monthly raffles, pizza parties, certificates of appreciation, reference letters upon request, and eligibility to apply for our annual $500 Bursary.

To find out more and to apply, contact us and/or click the link to our online application form. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more information on volunteering, contact:

Email: Pickering@footprints4autism.org                 Phone: (905) 420-0388 ext. 1

Email: Whitby@footprints4autism.org                     Phone: (905) 420-0388 ext. 4 or 5

To apply now, visit the link below to complete our Volunteer Application Form online:

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with FOOTPRINTS. Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join our team!

 

1) Position: Peer Volunteer

Program Name: Together We ‘Hang’

Location: Whitby Public Library, Central

Date: Monday (Seasonal – March to August only)

 

2) Position: Child Support Volunteer

Program: Camp Great Strides – Pickering

Location: Dunbarton-Fairport United Church

Date: Monday to Friday (Seasonal – July and August only)

 

3) Position: Child Support Volunteer

Program: Camp Great Strides – Whitby

Location: St. Mark’s United Church

Date: Monday to Friday (Seasonal – July and August only)

 

4) Position: Child Support Volunteer

Program: Respite Program – Pickering

Location: Dunbarton-Fairport United Church

Date: Saturday (Available now)

 

5) Position: Child Support Volunteer

Program: Respite Program – Whitby

Location: St. Mark’s United Church

Date: Saturday (Available now)