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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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Camp Great Strides

We’re back for Summer 2019!

Ages: Children 13 Years and Under
Whitby Camp: August 19 – 23
Pickering Camp: August 26 – 30
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm (after hours available upon request)
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: Fatimah@footprints4autism.org                 Phone: (905) 420-0388 ext. 6

Apply as a Volunteer below:

Volunteer Application Form Online

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

Apply as a Volunteer below:

Volunteer Application Form Online

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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: volunteer@footprints4autism.org

Apply as a Volunteer below:

Volunteer Application Form Online

 

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)