Volunteer at Have Dreams

Social Buddies/Peer Mentors – Volunteers 12 to 18 Years Old

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The Social Buddy program allows local children and teens to act as peer mentors for the Have Dreams participants. We provide training for these volunteers to actively assist program staff during program activities on-site. Social Buddies are asked to commit to volunteering for one class per week for the session. Have Dreams staff also mentors our young volunteers who are interested in pursuing careers in autism and special education.

Social Buddies must be 12-18 years old. To apply, please download the Social Buddy Application (below) and send it to Andrea Franckowiak at ajohnsen@havedreams.org. Contact Andrea at 847-905-0702 with any questions.

 

Please note:

  • Have Dreams does not permit court-ordered community service hours.
  • Due to our long wait list, we rotate volunteers every quarter.

 

Social Buddy Application (new as of 5/30/17) (PDF)

Social Buddies General Flyer (new as of 5/30/17) (PDF)


Volunteers 18 Years and Older

 

Have Dreams offers a variety of volunteer involvement throughout the organization. Contact Andrea Franckowiak at 847-905-0702 ajohnsen@havedreams.org for more information about available volunteer positions. Visit our Get Involved page to learn about the different ways to volunteer, donate, and get involved with Have Dreams.

 

Please note:

  • Have Dreams does not permit court-ordered community service hours.
  • Due to our long wait list, we rotate volunteers every quarter.

 

Download the Have Dreams Volunteer Application – 18 and Older (new as of 5/30/17) (PDF) and send it to ajohnsen@havedreams.org.