SNUG: Making a Difference To Families With Special Needs
SNUG (Special Needs Unlimited Group) is an outreach program run by the Family Action Centre for families who have a child with a rare health condition. Families attend a week-long residential camp where they participate in a range of fun activities. This experience gives families the opportunity to enhance resilience and wellbeing, while building supportive relationships with families in similar situations.
SNUG offers volunteering opportunities for students nearing completion of their undergraduate studies in fields that relate to children with disabilities such as speech pathology.
Volunteers live with a family with a child with a disability at Myuna Bay Recreational Facility during the six day residential programs. The live-in volunteer program allows the undergraduate to gain unique insight into the lives of the children and their families. The volunteers are educated by the Family Action Centre and professionally supervised throughout the program.
Students interested in volunteering can contact the SNUG program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02 4921 6832.