Throughout this program, high school students will work with various departments at Harry Meyering. Under the direct supervision of the Community Connections Coordinator, students will get to shadow and work with various departments within the organization learning a wide array of skills and job types. These will include direct support, dietary, administration and finance and more. Students will get hands-on work experience under the guidance of trained program leads. This is a paid internship and students also earn school credit towards graduation.
Interns will primarily participate in leisure and recreational activities with one specific site. Hours of service are generally Monday-Friday from 4-8 pm. Weekend hours of service are 12-8:00 pm. These hours may vary slightly depending on the schedule of the individual the volunteer is working with at Harry Meyering. Interns should plan on coming for at least two hours unless other arrangements have been made with the site supervisor. Examples of activities include assisting with a craft, reading, accompanying them on a community outing, preparing a recipe together, scrapbooking, painting finger nails or assisting with learning a new skill—math, money counting, reading etc.
Interns will work with consumers in a club or group setting, socializing and assisting as needed. Examples of group activities include craft and painting clubs, game and Wii nights, karaoke, walks, card making and craft activities. Interns will also have opportunities to assist with monthly craft or themed parties. These parties usually are held on Saturdays from 11:30 am-3:30 pm. Week day opportunities are typically Monday-Friday from 6-8 pm. There are also a limited number of weekday morning activities from 9-11 am. Harry Meyering is always searching for volunteers to teach new skills and hobbies in a group or house setting.
Hours are flexible along with evening and/or weekend hours as needed. Responsibilities may include:
Hours are flexible with day, evening and weekend hours available. Responsibilities may include:
Hours are Monday-Friday, days and evenings. Responsibilities may include:
Interns must be at least 18 years of age or have written parent/guardian approval. An orientation is required and background check and TB screening may be requested or necessary depending on the internship opportunity. Interns are responsible for their own transportation.
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