Between Friends

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Tel: (403)9303852
Address: #205 8989 Macleod Trail S Calgary Alberta



About

Between Friends is a charitable organization that creates opportunities for people with disabilities to connect, grow, and belong through quality social and recreational activities.
Many people with disabilities seek social and recreational activities that are fundamental to enriching self-esteem, quality of life, and mental and physical health. Between Friends facilitates programs with these goals in mind while promoting a focus on shared interests over individual differences.

Program Description

We offer approximately 150 core weekend and evening programs throughout the year on a seasonal basis: winter, spring, summer, and fall for all age groups.  We also offer Camp Bonaventure (summer day camp) for ages 4-17, Camp Fun’zAmust (weeklong overnight camp) for ages 7-16 and 17-24, I.C.A.N! programs (integration programs with partner facilities) and Adventurers for ages 18+ (adult summer day and vacation programs).  We have launched a new partnership with the Genesis Centre within 1000 Voices to provide programming for the NE quadrant of Calgary.  All of our programs are heavily subsidized by our donors to ensure that they are accessible and affordable to everyone.

 

 

Programs Offered


WESOAR!

Program Description

As a W.E.S.O.A.R! Program Volunteer, you will be assisting in our W.E.S.O.A.R! (Weekend and Evening Social Opportunities, Activities, and Recreation) Programs. We have about 30 programs that run weekly each session for about 10 weeks. It's a weekly commitment of about 2-3 hours each week, depending on the program. In our WESOAR! Programs, you will be participating in fun activities out in the community such as swimming, bowling, dinners out, movies, clay painting and more! As a volunteer in one of these programs, you are there to support the group, assist our members in participating in the activity, and to have fun!

Mentor Description

Volunteer applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

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