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Questions about our Volunteer Program? Interested in signing up for our monthly volunteer enews? Email us at volunteer@mycri.org.

Volunteer opportunities for Individuals Groups & Partnerships

DIY STEM Kit

- Remote opportunity - Great for all ages. Parental supervision required - All skill levels. - Great for groups and individuals

Assemble a DIY STEM Kit for a resident! Science experiments are a fun and educational opportunity to engage the senses. Try the experiments yourself or with your friends and family and share any fun tips and tricks that you learned. The STEM Kits are great projects to do either inside on rainy days or outside on sunny days!

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Front Desk Volunteer @ CRi HQ

CRi is looking for a Front Desk Volunteer! We are looking for a warm and friendly personality to greet visitors as they come to our Headquarters in Chantilly. The Front Desk Volunteer will provide assistance as needed in terms of accepting packages, answering questions, and, most importantly, saying hello! This person will also support the Philanthropy and External Affairs Department in connecting with donors and providing event research.

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Holiday Project: Homemade Fleece Blankets

- Remote opportunity - Great for all ages. Parental supervision required - All skill levels. - Great for groups and individuals

Give the gift of “cozy” this holiday season! For this year’s holiday gift for CRi individuals, we are soliciting community members make homemade no-sew fleece blankets. Many CRi individuals are sensitive to extreme temperatures, particularly the cold weather. Plus, in the winter time, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a warm blanket to watch a movie or the snow fall outside. Blankets are comforting and a way to make us feel safe. Homemade blankets are a great way to create something personalized that showcases that likes and personality of each individual.

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Kindness Cards

- Remote opportunity - Great for all ages - Great for all skills - Great for groups and individuals

COVID has impacted both our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and residents in ways we could have never imagined. Staff are diligently working around the clock to keep residents safe, some of whom are our community’s most vulnerable, and are working hard to help individuals learn and grow with limited resources. CRi has over 500 staff supporting over 300 residents within our group homes and 600 more within the community. Please consider sending some love to our residents and front line workers to let them know that, though apart, we are still one community.

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Musical Instruments for Residents - Hit It

- Remote opportunity - Great for ages 5 and up. Parental supervision required - All skill levels. - Great for groups and individuals

Music and musical instruments are a fun and energizing way to encourage activity. Musical instruments can be a tool to help individuals work on their cognition, communication, comprehension, focus, and fine motor skills. Make a homemade drums and xylophones (or both!) for a resident to rock out!

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Musical Instruments for Residents - Shake It

- Remote opportunity - Great for ages 5 and up. Parental supervision required - All skill levels. - Great for groups and individuals

Music and musical instruments are a fun and energizing way to encourage activity. Musical instruments can be a tool to help individuals work on their cognition, communication, comprehension, focus, and fine motor skills. Make a homemade tambourine, maraca, or jingle stick (or all three!) for a resident to rock out!

Click here for full Musical Instruments for Residents - Shake It project instructions

Recreation Therapy Volunteers @ N 13th

- In-person indoor/outdoor opportunity in Arlington - Great for 12yo and up - Great for all skills - Great for pairs and small groups

Volunteers will primarily engage with residents playing outdoors, trying new games and activities, doing arts and crafts activities and, in general, socializing and having fun! The goal for this opportunity is to help the residents break the learned COVID habits of hunkering down indoors in front of a TV. Get outside and enjoy the weather, the sun, the friends, and new experiences.

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