SOARly Needed R&R (Refuel & Refresh): This is our bi-monthly respite night for families with special needs. It usually occurs on Friday evenings from 6-9 pm.

SOAR R&R Buddy:

Serve on a 1:1 ratio with an individual with special needs to provide assistance, support, and friendship during the R&R night. You will be assigned one child and will assist them through all of the rotations during the evening and greet the family when they arrive. You may request who you want to buddy. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adult.

SOAR R&R Buddy Float:

Serve as a “fill-in” buddy on a 1:1 ratio with an individual with special needs to provide assistance, support, and friendship during R&R night. You will be “fill-in” for any buddy who arrives late or can’t make it. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLINGS Group 1 (Redeemer):

Serve on a team of siblings (5-8 y/o) and provide assistance, support, and friendship during the R&R night at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLINGS Group 2 (Redeemer):

Serve on a team of siblings (9-13 y/o) and provide assistance, support, and friendship during the R&R night at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Nursery Room:

Love, rock, and play with siblings birth to 24 months. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R 2s Preschool Room:

Love, play, and have fun with the 2 y/o preschoolers.  No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R 3s Preschool Room:

Love, play, and have fun with the 3 y/o preschoolers.  No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R 4s Preschool Room:

Love, play, and have fun with the 4 y/o preschoolers. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Medical Team:

Provide medical support and assist with medical needs that arise during the evening, including giving medication to participants. Must have medical experience. No special needs experience necessary. Register Here.

SOAR SIBLING Medical (Redeemer):

Provide medical support and assist with medical needs that arise during the evening at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, including giving medication to participants. You may also serve in another capacity at Redeemer at the same time. Must have medical experience. Register Here.

SOAR R&R Check-In/Out Team:

Assist with checking in the volunteers and the SOAR individuals to the R&R night. You will also assist with the SOAR families during the checking out process. During the middle of the evening, you will be able to assist in other areas. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Check-in/Out (Redeemer):

Assist with checking in the volunteers and the siblings at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. You will also assist with the families during the checking out process. During the middle of the evening, you will be able to assist in other areas. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Craft Team:

Assist and observe SOAR individuals with the craft project. An example of the craft will be available for you, you do not need to create the crafts. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Building Monitor Team:

Oversee safety for the evening and ensure that no one leaves the building by monitoring all doors. Welcome families as they arrive and leave for the evening. Help respond to any emergencies and be in communication with all of the coordinators. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Building Monitor Team (Redeemer):

Oversee safety for the evening and ensure that no one leaves the building by monitoring all doors at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Welcome families as they arrive and leave for the evening. Help respond to any emergencies and be in communication with the coordinators. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Food Team:

Assists with the food for the SOAR participants and volunteers. Set up for the pizza, prepare lemonade and water coolers, oversee goldfish snacks, and assist in the clean-up of the area. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Food Team (Redeemer):

Assists with the food for the siblings and volunteers at Redeemer. Set up for the pizza, prepare lemonade and water coolers, oversee goldfish snacks, and assist in the clean-up of the area. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Worship Leader:

Lead worship for all of the SOAR participants and volunteers at Grace. Work with the Worship Actioneers to do actions during the songs. Worship experience needed.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R AVL:

Assists with any AVL needs for the evening including running the sound board in the auditorium and Kids Worship Jr.  AVL experience required and training by Grace Personal and Corporate Worship Department. Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Worship Actioneers:

Assists the SOAR Worship Leader in leading worship for all of the SOAR participants and volunteers by leading them in actions with the songs. Kids Worship experience required. Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Photography:

Photograph all individuals and activities from the evening and share photos with the SOAR Director prior to leaving. You need to provide your own camera. The pictures taken will be the property of SOAR. Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Photography (Redeemer):

Photograph all individuals and activities from the evening at Redeemer Presbyterian Church and share photos with the SOAR Director at Grace prior to leaving. You need to provide your own camera. The pictures taken will be the property of SOAR. Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Photo Editor:

Assist following the R&R by editing all of the photos from the night, removing bad photos and dups, editing photos and fixing any color or shadow editing needed and adding the SOAR watermark to the photos for preparation for upload to Facebook. Experience with Photoshop or Light room is required. All edited pictures are the property of SOAR. Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Gym:

Assist with games and sports (volleyball and basketball) for the SOAR individuals. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Gym (Redeemer):

Assist with games and sports for the siblings at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Kids Worship Games:

Oversee, assist, and play with SOAR participants in “minute-to-win-it” or carnival type games. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Game/ Puzzle Room:

Oversee and ensure safety for all SOAR participants in your room. You will assist as needed with board games, puzzles, video games, foosball, and shuffleboard. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Quiet Room:

Oversee and ensure safety for all SOAR participants your room. You will assist as needed with reading books and ensuring that the room remains quiet with dim lighting. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Teen Room:

Oversee and ensure safety for all SOAR participants in your room. You will assist as needed with the movie, board games, puzzles, X-box video games, finger nail painting. You may just hang and talk with some of the teens with special needs. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R SOAR Room:

 Oversee and ensure safety for all SOAR participants in your room. You will assist as needed with the swing, board games, puzzles, Wii video games, and sensory rooms. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Music Room:

Oversee and ensure safety for all SOAR participants and preschool siblings in your room. You will assist as needed with the musical instruments and helping the individuals have fun making music. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Movie Room:

Oversee and ensure safety for all SOAR participants in your room. You will assist as needed with the movie. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Slide Monitor:

Oversee and ensure safety for all SOAR participants and individuals on the slide. One monitor will be at the top and one at the bottom and ensures one person at a time goes down the slide. Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Face Painting:

Provide face painting services by face painting all the SOAR participants, preschool siblings, and volunteers that want it. You will must be a member of the Faces of Hope face painting organization who volunteers for us. Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Crafts (Redeemer):

Assist and observe siblings with the craft project. An example of the craft will be available for you, you do not need to create the crafts. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Wet Sensory Team:

Assist and observe SOAR individuals in the wet sensory classroom. Assist them with the water table and the shaving cream tables. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Dry Sensory Team:

Assist and observe SOAR individuals in the dry sensory classroom. Assist them with the playdough, Legos, rice/beans, and rock climbing wall. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Board Game Monitor (Redeemer):

Oversee and ensure safety for all siblings playing board games at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. You will also play the games with them. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Inflatable Monitor (Redeemer):

Oversee and ensure safety for all siblings on the inflatables at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Nerf Guns Monitor (Redeemer):

Oversee and ensure safety for all siblings playing with the nerf guns at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. You will also set up the targets and nerf guns. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR SIBLING Shaving Cream Monitor (Redeemer):

Oversee and ensure safety for all siblings playing with the shaving cream at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. You will set up the shaving cream on the tables in the cafeteria. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Label Printer (Friday morning):

Assist by printing the labels for all of the SOAR participants and siblings on the Friday morning of the R&R event. You are able to start any time after 8:45am at Grace and it will take roughly 2-3 hours to print the labels. Labels need to be completed by 1pm. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.

SOAR R&R Observer:

Observe what a respite night looks like! This is especially for those who are interested in starting a special needs ministry or respite night at their church or for those individuals who run organizations for individuals with special needs and want to learn more about how respite can benefit families with special needs. No experience necessary. Open to Register Here.

SOAR R&R Set Up Team (Thursday):

Assist with the setting up of all the decorations and the rooms at Grace Church for the SOAR R&R on the Thursday evening prior to the R&R. Dinner will be provided for those who help. You may start arriving at 4:30pm to set up. No experience necessary.  Open to Register for Youth or Register for Adults.