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The mission of Bittersweet is enhanced by the active participation of citizens of our community. It is our hope to partner with volunteers of diverse backgrounds and skills who share our commitment in providing premier services to individuals with autism. Volunteer work can be highly satisfying and rewarding, especially here at Bittersweet where the results are tangible and immediate. Please consider volunteering for a fundraising event, in the office, on a special project, or in one of our many program areas.
Teen Mentoring for Bittersweet's Social Recreation Program!
Teen mentors will help participants in the Social Living Club build relationships among their peers. Teen mentors will help build confidence and social skills by partnering with the participants in various activities. No experience is needed.
Andrew Kranjec shares his experience as a teen mentor:
"I initially started mentoring when I got a volunteering assignment in school. We were told to step out of our comfort zones and try something new. With that in the back of my mind I decided to try mentoring with Bittersweet Farms. The first class I particiated in was a cooking class. The person who I worked beside was named Duncan. He was a very optimistic person, who seemed to really like cooking, but he would rarely eat what he would cook. I had a great time working beside him, he always brought a smile to my face, and hopefully I brought a smile to his face as well. I think that being a mentor is really just about being a friend, someone to talk to, laugh with, and just have fun with. As I said earlier, I started because of a school assignment, but I stayed because of the people, smiling faces, and the fun. Everyone that I have met and become friends with, are all just wonderful people, they are energetic, nice, funny, and most importantly friendly."