New Directions Shelter Children's Activities

Thank you for your interest in hosting a children's event or activity at New Directions Shelter.  Our shelter provides emergency housing for up to 8 families at a time.  The children enjoy group activities. 

Suggested activities include: 

  • Holiday crafts

  • Story Times

  • Outside Games (We have a very nice yard and playground.)

  • Painting

More information will be provided after you sign up. Please complete the form below, and then click Continue. We will contact you within 3-4 business days to talk about event dates.  

Sign Up to Host a Children's Activity

Note:  1-2 volunteers may come at a time to host a children's event. Volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to come inside the shelter. 

Volunteer Responsibilities and Information:

  • Dates are flexible.

  • Choose and plan an activity for 10-25 children.

  • Provide any needed supplies for the event. 

  • Do the event a couple times in a row to allow smaller groups of children to participate at a time (for social distancing).

  • Volunteers will need to set up the event and clean up. 

  • Suggested time for an event is 30-45 minutes.  (Again, you may need to do 2-3 sessions to allow all children to participate.)

  • The week of your event, we will provide an update on the number of children staying in the shelter.


 

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Phone: 515-244-6251

Fax: 515-244-3815

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