PO Box 541 Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Contact our staff at (610) 647-4176 or email us at email@example.com
Our mission is to provide quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. By creating an environment where each person is empowered to maximize their individual abilities, everyone can shine! We hold approximately 100 five day bike camps throughout North America each year, primarily in the summer. To find a bike camp near you, please go to www.icanshine.org/find-a-program/.
For your mitzvah or volunteer project, help for 90 minutes each day for 5 days to help a child with a disability learn how to ride a bike. We hold approximately 100 five day bike camps throughout North America each year, primarily in the summer.
Volunteer Spotter – Person at least 16 years old to run alongside the participant and provide physical and emotional support. This person should be physically fit and able to jog/run with and spot the participant to ensure safety. Each Spotter volunteers for 90 minutes each day for 5 consecutive days (M – F) to help their assigned child with a disability learn how to ride a bike. You will be matched up with the same child each of the five days of camp to enable a bond to be built between you and your assigned child as well as with the child’s parent(s) who watch from the sidelines. This is an exceptionally rewarding experience which is often as profound for the volunteer spotters as it is for the child they help learn to ride a bike.
Volunteer Check-in Assistant (limited spots) – Person assists with check-in of participants and volunteers and other assigned tasks for each of the five 90-minute daily sessions. This is a great role for teenagers interested in volunteering that are under 16 years old (too young to be a Volunteer Spotter). You will greet all people as they arrive at camp, have them fill out a name tag, keep track of which participants and volunteers are present and assist with contacting those not present to find out their status. This is a great role for someone who is outgoing and upbeat as many of the participants are nervous and need some encouragement and a friendly face to greet them each day of camp.