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BREC Volunteer
Volunteer BREC September
Inclusive Basketball
Our inclusive leagues are back for basketball season and we need your help to make this season a success. Inclusive basketball is for kids with and without cognitive and/or developmental disabilities who want to participate in a fun and non - competitive sport. Volunteers are needed to help as a coach or assist with skill development. There will be a skills day and training on September 7 where participants and volunteers will get a chance to interact with each other. The season begins September 21 and games are held every Saturday. Sign up today at volunteer.brec.org.


Hearts and Hooves
Hearts and Hooves is a therapeutic horseback riding program for persons ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities. Riders participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs and enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Volunteers are needed to assist withsetting up the arena with activities, side walking, leading the horses, and serves as activities leaders.
Sessions are held every Monday at 4:30 and 6pm.
Session 1: September 9 - October 14
Session 2: October 21 - November 25

Park Scorecard Project [Immediate Need]
The park scorecard project consists of going out to one or more of BREC parks and giving it a grade based on six specific components: cleanliness, accessibility, greenspaces, functionality, and amenities. Volunteers complete a digital survey, upload a few photos from the visit, and click submit; it's that simple. The purpose of this project is to get unbiased feedback on our parks. This is a great opportunity for persons college aged or affiliated with an organization or business that are looking to earn service hours. These surveys can be completed at any time at the convenience of the volunteer. We have over 180 parks so there are many to choose from. Parks are assigned by BREC's Volunteer Manager. For more information about this opportunity contact volunteer@brec.org.

NEW Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to volunteer in the upcoming months? Check out the events below and click the titles for more info. Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@brec.org to sign up for any of the events listed below.

Sunset Paddle
Milford Wampold Memorial Park
Thursday, September 5 +19 (6 - 8pm)

Hearts & Hooves Volunteer Orientation
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Saturday, September 7 (9am - 12 noon)

Inclusive Basketball Skills Day
Kathy Drive Park
Saturday, September 7 (8:30am - 12 noon)

Sunshine Social: Swing in September
Milton J. Womack Park
Friday, September 20 (6 - 9pm)

Multicultural Bash
Saia Park
Saturday, September 21 (3 - 8pm)

How are we doing?
Our volunteers are a vital part of everything we do! Therefore, we value your opinion and feedback about your experience with BREC! Take a minute to take the volunteer survey and let us know how we are doing.

Click here to take the survey


Sunshine Social
Dance the night away at our monthly themed adult socials. Volunteers are needed to assist with serving food, interacting with participants, and clean up.
Sign up here

Multicultural Bash
Come out and learn and celebrate different cultures. There will be art, dance, music, and interactive games.

For more information about signing up for any of these volunteer opportunities, email the volunteer manager at volunteer@brec.org, or call (225) 272-9200, ext.446. Keep updated on BREC volunteer opportunities by checking out our volunteer page at brec.org/volunteer. And be sure to follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VolunteerBREC
Volunteers serving 30 or more hours with BREC in a calendar year may qualify for a $500 state income tax deduction.

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