Please note that we are not accepting new volunteers into our Day Program at this time. If you are a teen interested in volunteering in the Teen Mentor Program, please contact Meghan Oberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419 206 7803.
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.
Become a Teen Mentor for Bittersweet's Social Recreation Program!
Bittersweet is looking for teen mentors to volunteer their time with Bittersweet’s Social Recreation Program! The program offers community and social opportunities for adolescents with autism.
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."
Contact Meghan Oberle at email@example.com or 419 206 7803 for more information about becoming a teen mentor!
To Become A Volunteer: Please note that we are not accepting new volunteers into our Day Program. If you are a teen interested in volunteering in the Teen Mentor Program, please contact Meghan Oberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419 206 7803.
Please fill out the application below and read over our handbook. Our Volunteer Handbook will provide pertinent information about autism, as well as important policies and procedures.
Volunteer Application (PDF)
Group Volunteer Application (PDF)