Special Needs Buddies volunteer to serve with preschool, children, and students as they learn and grow in Christ while in their weekly ministry activities at Brook Hills. We ask Buddies to make a school year (September-June) commitment to their child or teen if possible.
In some cases, a child's needs for a Buddy may be determined in part by a particular diagnosis, and in other cases by the expressed needs of the child or family. This information can be shared with a prospective Buddy as they explore their ability to serve.
Immediate opportunities to serve:
- An adult to help a 6th grade boy who is hearing impaired in large and small group settings. Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) is helpful.
- Medically Trained Buddy for active 5 year old boy with Down's Syndrome. Needs help walking/crawling in classroom, transitioning to large group worship and classroom activities.
- Male Buddy for a 5th grade boy on the autism spectrum. Needs help transitioning with class during BH Kids ministry hour.