Delnor’s Orthokids program seeks volunteers

By on August 11, 2009

KANE COUNTY—Delnor’s Orthokids Program has been around for more than 11 years, and is in need of volunteers who love working with kids and have patience and a willingness to be silly and have fun. Volunteers need to be high school age or older.

What is Orthokids?
The Orthokids program helps children with neurological and orthopedic conditions gain independence of movement. To keep the quality of this program at peak levels, a volunteer needs to be paired with each Orthokid to play games and to work on different therapeutic activities based on the child’s individual needs.

Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday, from 4:15 to 5 p.m., from Aug. 17 through Sept. 24, at the Delnor Health and Wellness Center. There will be no classes on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

A one-hour orientation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, and Thursday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center cafe. Volunteers need to attend just one of the two sessions.

The center is located at 296 Randall Road, Geneva. For information, call Jennifer Simmons at (630) 208-5510.