Are you looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity this semester? Consider the Janet Pomeroy Center, an amazing place to work with disabled adults and children. The site is near the SF Zoo and it’s a convenient place to volunteer after school and over the summer. We have a wonderful Sacred Heart contact there: Lorraine Scullion, a CSH alumna and mother of 2012 CSH alumnae Colleen Scullion and Kendall Scullion. Read on to find out more!
From their website:
The mission of Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center is to provide recreational, vocational and educational opportunities for people with disabilities through programs and services that encourage self-expression, promote personal achievement, and lead to greater independence.
Currently the Center provides programs for adults, children, teens, and seniors each week with support from dedicated and skilled staff. Volunteers and interns offer additional support throughout the year. Center facilities include a therapeutic swimming pool, gymnasium, adaptive computer lab, full kitchen, playground, theater with stage, and a community garden with a greenhouse. The Center also provides employment training and job placement for individuals with disabilities and works in cooperation with St. Mary’s Hospital of San Francisco to serve people who have experienced traumatic brain injury. The Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabiliation Centers mission extends beyond San Francisco to include programs and services in San Mateo County.
Learn more about the Pomeroy Center and their volunteer opportunities online here: http://www.prrcsf.org/index.php/volunteer