Volunteering at CLM
We are always looking for keen volunteers to help us with programs and most of all, at our very successful summer camp. For those who are attending school and need to fulfill their volunteer hours, we can assist you with that. You will meet with a staff member and then a decision will be made about where your service will be most helpful. 13-year-olds and up are welcome.
United Cerebral Palsy
One week a year in the summertime member Jill Gerlach organizes a ceramic program for United Cerebral Palsy, located at 1411 NW 14th Avenue, Miami. The clients are teenagers with varying abilities, who need one on one assistance to create with clay. Projects are carefully planned so the student has choices in shape, textures and colors. Even if some can’t physically work with the clay, it is still their creation. A strong showing of volunteers from CLM makes this all possible. Volunteers need to be 13 and older. Some clay experience is helpful, but not required, to volunteer for the event. Date is not set for 2012, but will be the latter part of June.
Good Hope Equestrian Center
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center has served the recreational, social, vocational and rehabilitative needs of Miami-Dade County’s individuals with disabilities since 1999, augmenting their independence, employability potential, and quality of life. Using the equine as its medium, Good Hope offers an array of innovative programs serving more than 300 underserved Miami-Dade County residents annually. The organization’s goal is to foster personal growth in each of its consumers, providing them the opportunity to participate in equine-related training, regardless of their physical, mental, social or financial limitations.
A ceramic program has been set up at their facility in the Redlands at 22155 SW 147th Ave. Miami, Florida 33170. The facility has clients who range in age from 22 years and up, with varying abilities. Some need one on one assistance and others can work on their own, with supervision. Projects are carefully planned so the student has choices in shape, textures and colors. Even if some can’t physically work with the clay, it is still their creation.
This program is run with volunteers from CLM and donations of clay and firings are also provided by CLM.