Special Needs Venue
The Venues strives to show the love of Jesus to all, especially those who have been marginalized by society or hurt by church in the past. Many families with a child with special needs have a hard time finding a church who will love their child as much as they do. With help from 99 Balloons (a well-respected, world-wide ministry for children with special needs) The Venues creates a place where every child can feel accepted, included and loved.
rEcess nights are incredible! rEcess provides families with a child who has a special need with a free evening of childcare. As a volunteer, you are either paired 1:1 with a child with special needs, or you help in the sibling area. No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to give your time and energy to the children and their families. There is a professional Behavioral Specialist on site throughout the evening to provide training, support and encouragement. A Medical Professional is also onsite throughout the event to handle all medication and toileting needs. Your job is just to love the kids and have fun! Volunteers arrive between 5 and 5:30 for dinner and a short training session before the kids arrive at 6:00. Children stay at rEcess from 6:00-9:00pm. It really is an amazing time, and the families really need and appreciate our love and support. See below to sign up to serve at rEcess!
Volunteer for rEcess
For both the 9:30 and 11:00 services, we have volunteers designated as special needs “buddies" to help all the children participate with their peers in the various activities in Kids Venue. We want the parents to be able to relax, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the regular service in the auditorium while the children feel loved and included, and to know we are excited to see them each week!