Interested in Helping?

Be An Assistant

You are the Heart of Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc.

The Day Retreats provide time to re-energize and a much needed break from the day-to-day challenges that families face. The Assistants play a key role in providing the respite care that allows parents and caregivers to attend workshops, interact with each other, attend the parent dinner or just take a nap! 

​As an Assistant you will support and be a friend to our special families. You will work as a 1:1 Assistant within a small group, or you may be tasked with being the group leader. You may be helping at meal times, running errands, taking a child to the swimming pool, making craft projects, or playing sports and games. The main requirement is to be a warm, caring person – necessary training is provided.

We also have Helping Hands, usually younger volunteers who are seasonal campers or siblings. These guys are lovingly referred to as assistants to assistants. They help when needed and are an important part of the GIFTS Family.


  • 18 years or older (Helping Hands can be 13- 16)
  • Own transportation to/from the Day Retreat location
  • References: You will be asked to have an adult fill out a reference form. We recommend a teacher or a supervisor rather than a relative or someone with whom you live. This can be done through email or over the phone.
  • If you are 18 or older, you must have a background check. This is provided, at no cost to you, through our agency.
  • Attend a training session (meal included)​
  • Cost: The cost of your Training Day, materials, all meals (as specified above) are covered by Wellness G.I.F.T.S.

“The closing ceremony was most meaningful because you see what impact you have on the families"

"I loved playing with the children, and I felt great when I realized how much this meant to their parents."

"I came the first time because I needed community service hours. I came the rest of the year because I loved what I did the first time."

"I thought I might want to work with children with disabilities. Now I know I do."

are you ready to make a difference?

Apply Online Today

Other Ways to Help…

Share with us your time and talents

  • Are you the type of person who likes to work on specific projects?
  • Would you be interested in promoting Wellness G.I.F.T.S. in your local community?
  • Are you a presenter or instructor?
  • Do you have marketing or fundraising experience?
  • Interested in becoming a member of our Board of Directors or a Committee Member?
  • Would you like to help with Administrative Tasks or complete an internship with the Director? 
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