Summer Program at Forest Lakes Park - Daytime
For six weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July Friends of SoZo Kids provides six volunteers to staff this summer program. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up once a week, if possible, or perhaps just to lead a special activity. Villages Clubs such as Clown Alley also come to present special events or programs.
Volunteers help lead fun and educational activities, such as science experiments, jewelry making, water balloon games, and mini-boxcar racing. In 2021 we launched a Robotics Program to engage kids in critical learning skills while having fun.
Volunteers also provide children with breakfast, a snack midmorning, and lunch. If you, your Village, Club or Church is interested in purchasing food (we will reimburse you) and/or preparing hot meals to serve the children, click on the link below for more information.
We encourage volunteers to take a “TEST DRIVE” and volunteer once or twice before making a commitment. Click below for more information.
Many volunteers carpool from The Villages or other convenient locations. Volunteers on a regular schedule must follow state guidelines for people working directly with children. This includes having a background check, getting fingerprinted, and completing an application.