Interested in Helping?

Be An Assistant

You are the Heart of Wellness GIFTS

The Day Retreats provide time to re-energize and a much needed break from the day-to-day challenges that families face. The Assistants (and Helping Hands) 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.


      • You must be 18 years or older (or have parent permission, 15–17 years).
      • Provide your own transportation to/from the Day Retreat location.
      • There is no cost to you! The cost of your Training Day, materials and all meals are covered by Wellness GIFTS.
If you or someone you know is interested, we are looking for people that can join us for the full day (7:45 am–8:00 pm) on Saturdays (June 1 and August 24). We will provide:
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • training
  • memories that will make your heart grow 3 sizes larger!
All retreats will be held at Hickory Hill Camping Resort, located in Bath, NY.

May 30–June 2, 2024
August 23–25, 2024

Ready to help? Fill out the Volunteer and Assistant Application today!

“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 To Volunteer Today

Other Ways to Help…

Share your time and talents with us!
    • Are you the type of person who likes to work on specific projects?
    • Would you be interested in promoting Wellness GIFTS in your local community?
    • Are you a presenter or instructor?
    • Do you have  fundraising experience?
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