Recreational Therapy Volunteers Needed at CRi

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CRi, Choice. Respect. independence. (formerly known as Community Residences, Inc.), is a community-based organization with a focused effort on providing people with developmental disabilities and/or mental health needs the resources, supports and services they need to live their lives with purpose, actively engaged in communities of their choosing.  CRi’s mission fully supports a person’s ability to exercise control of their life’s choices, and to live in and contribute to communities of their choosing, as young adults through aging in place. We believe in serving individuals within the communities in which they live & support the individual’s choices and independence.

The goal of recreation therapy is to motivate individuals to practice their fine motor skills and hone their cognitive function through tactile, visual, and auditory stimulation.

CRi’s Recreation Therapy team puts together a calendar of activities that with different focus areas such as gross or fine motor skills, multisensory, or stress management. The activities seem like games, but really they are designed to help individuals practice control of their bodies and exercise their brains when it comes to everyday activities like doing laundry or emptying the dishwasher. A few examples of the projects are one minute movement exercise, tossing bean bags into buckets, or blowing bubbles.

Volunteers would be an extra pair of hands to walk individuals through the projects – like a teacher’s
assistant to staff. They would be able to provide residents with more one on one attention and offer an extra level of fun and companionship as they go through the project.

Volunteers have the flexibility of a CRi location, as CRi will work with volunteers to find locations nearest to them

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at

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