In Honor of National Volunteer Week, We Thank You!
A wide variety of rewarding volunteer experiences await individuals who have a desire to assist people with disabilities and to further the mission of Crotched Mountain. Our staff and clients look forward to the support, and volunteers receive the satisfaction of making a difference by sharing their time and talents with others.
Our volunteers - whether they join us as individuals or in groups - contribute anywhere from a few hours a month to 30 hours a week. Take a moment to review the volunteer options listed below. If you have an interest or idea that is not listed, please contact us to see if we can coordinate an ideal volunteer opportunity for you.
Do you play the fiddle, dance, paint or even juggle? If you have artistic talents that could help our clients express their inner creativity, contact us. Some successful artistic volunteer opportunities at Crotched Mountain have included:
- Adaptive dance classes
- Painting, drawing, clay sculpting and weaving
- Photography and videography
- Playing musical instruments and singing
- Teaching unique talents like juggling or yodeling
Help clients to learn or improve their computer skills so that they may capture a story, create a special presentation, surf the web or Skype with family and friends.
Groups and Clubs
Participating in group activities and clubs brings a wide variety of social and skill-building benefits to Crotched Mountain’s clients. If you have a particular interest or skill and are willing to volunteer at least once a week to run a group with staff oversight, contact us. Activities may include:
- Arts and crafts groups
- Cooking, gardening, knitting or sewing clubs
- Exercise and yoga clubs
Maintenance and Groundskeeping
You can help Crotched Mountain’s campus remain a beautiful and inviting place for clients and their families to enjoy. Opportunities include yard work, indoor and outdoor painting, shoveling sidewalks and paths, washing company vans and more.
Bring your culinary talent and help prepare a home-style supper for our clients. You design the menu and we order all of the ingredients. Enjoy eating supper with the residents and staff in one of the lively group homes on our campus.
Administrative skills help keep Crotched Mountain offices running smoothly and efficiently. If you have administrative or organizational skills to share including filing, copying, data entry or more, contact us.
Providing Company for Others
Many of our volunteers enjoy spending personal time with our clients, exploring interests, playing games or lending an ear. A sampling of available opportunities includes:
- Accompanying clients to our media center, cafeteria, playground, etc.
- Hairstyling, makeup and manicures
- Sharing a meal together
- Reading aloud
- Tutoring in school work
- Playing sports (basketball, softball, swimming, etc.)
- Taking walks on our accessible trails and campus
- Talking about school, life, movies, books, etc.
Animals can play a very beneficial role in healing. Bring your therapy pets to Crotched Mountain to spend time with our clients.
Crotched Mountain welcomes volunteers to help our special events run smoothly. Events include the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, fundraising events, residential block parties, health fairs and more.
If you like to ski, run, hike or paddle, you can help people of all abilities to enjoy outdoor activities with their family and friends through Crotched Mountain’s Accessible Recreation and Sports program (CMARS).
For more information about any of these activities contact:
603.547.3311, ext. 1486