Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc - Giving Inspiration For The Soul
Providing unique camping retreats for families with children, of any age, with special needs.
Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc. is a non-profit organization that focuses on families who have individuals with developmental disabilities, of any age, living at home with their parents or caregivers. Retreats provide Respite, Recreation, and Rejuvenation, as well as Education and Social Networking for the entire family.
Retreats with Wellness G.I.F.T.S. provide parents the opportunity to find support, networking opportunities, and education related to accessing services in their communities, and to help build a strong network of peer support.
The Camping Retreats provide time to re-energize and a much needed break from the day-to-day challenges that families face. The Assistants play a key role in providing the respite care that allows parents and caregivers to attend workshops, interact with each other, attend the parent dinner or just take a nap!
?As an Assistant you will support and be a friend to our special families. You will work as a 1:1 Assistant within a small group, or you may be tasked with being the group leader. You may be helping at meal times, running errands, taking a child to the swimming pool, making craft projects, or playing sports and games. The main requirement is to be a warm, caring person – necessary training is provided.
We also have Helping Hands, usually younger volunteers who are seasonal campers or siblings. These guys are lovingly referred to as assistants to assistants. They help when needed and are an important part of the GIFTS Family.