Volunteers are needed to help handicapped children and adults participate in recreational and learning activities at Recreation for All Handicapped, a United Way agency.
Director Kathy Edwards said that this summer is the first year that handicapped children have been included in the program.Beginning in two weeks, volunteers will be needed to help handicapped children ages 6 to 12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers who enjoy baseball are needed to help with the handicapped T-ball league on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers are also needed on Thursday afternoons to help with children's field trips. Activities include picnics, swimming, museums, the zoo and movies.
Volunteers do not need experience working with the handicapped, but they must be patient and enjoy working with children.
Edwards said that volunteers are also needed to help with the activities scheduled for handicapped adults and teens. Teen activities will be held in the late afternoons, while adult activities are held Monday through Friday evenings and on Saturday mornings.
Activities include self-help classes, recreational activities and community events.
Volunteers may help with one-time events or may commit to work once a week during regular hours. Those interested may call the United Way Volunteer Center at 374-8108 for more information.