Kids on the Move

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A student pushes a young child in a toy car.
What is _____?: 

What is Kids on the Move?


Kids on the Move: This program offers volunteers an opportunity to interact with children, both with and without special needs, in a playful environment while parents attend classes to learn more about meeting the needs of the children. Volunteers ensure that the children are safe and having a positive and enjoyable experience. 

 

Volunteer Commitment: We meet at the Wilkinson Center Jamba Juice once a week to carpool to the facility, either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. We send out weekly emails to our volunteers to let them know what day we will be volunteering that week. Feel free to come whenever you can! If you are interested in volunteering more than the the above times, check out kotm.org for a complete schedule.  

 

Kids Respite Care: Students care for children with disabilities on Friday or Saturday nights to allow their parents to have a break. Volunteers are assigned to a specific child. Volunteers are needed on Friday or Saturday night from 6:00-9:30 p.m.

 

Volunteer Commitment: Sign up on kotm.org and go to the location you sign up for. We provide carpooling 2-3 times a month and that information is on this link: Kids Respite Carpool

 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Ben Walter 

(870) 826-6281

Mon 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

 

Tanner McGuire

(435) 592-5662

 

Gabriela Mostacero

(801) 836-8314

 

Melanee Ipsen

(573) 855-9877

Thurs 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

Nick Cude

(208) 918-6778

Fri 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

 

Program Director needed.

Apply here.

 

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer

 

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


Contact the program directors at kidsonthemove@byu.edu for questions or details.

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children. 

Experiences: 

Experiences

I think that all the experiences I have in my program are meaningful because I get to help make little kids smile. But one week this semester we had 12 volunteers show up (which is a ton) and the volunteers almost outnumbered the children we were serving. That day was awesome because it was cool to see how many people are willing to give up four hours of their night on a random school night to serve others.

-Riley Billings (2017)