Pitt Loves Homewood 2017

Pitt Loves Homewood (Organizer)

  • Full Name:  Pitt Loves Homewood
  • Hosting Body: Homewood Community Engagement Center; Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools (PACS); Homewood Children's Village; Bible Center Church; PittServes; the Student Government Board
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: September 23rd, 2017
  • Description: Community cookout designed to introduce Pitt students to the Homewood Community and its assets, secure new volunteers for Homewood community programming, and encourage Pitt students to explore different neighborhoods outside of Oakland.  I served a primary organizer to coordinate volunteers from Pitt's OT program, design a craft activity for attendees, and exhibited at a table with resources to connect underserved populations to occupational therapy community-based resources, as well as promote backpack safety and awareness.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://pacs.pitt.edu/

Camp Counselor: Korean Culture Camp of Michigan

Korean Culture Camp of Michigan

  • Full Name:  Korean Culture Camp of Michigan: Counselor/Volunteer
  • Hosting Body: Korean Culture Camp of Michigan
  • Location: East Lansing, MI
  • Date: June 26th-29th, 2017
  • Description: Day camp for children from 3 years old through 12 grade.  Activities for campers include arts and crafts, music, language, classes about identity, and other cultural events designed to foster intercultural understanding.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.koreanculturecamp.org/camp-info.html

Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy

Sensory Friendly Performance

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy (Volunteer)
  • Hosting Body: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: June 17th, 2017
  • Description: Family-friendly concert featuring the music of John Williams in a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment designed for patrons of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, and other different abilities.  Specific volunteer duties included helping patrons explore their bodies and space in the kinesthetic room.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: Pittsburghsymphony.org/sensoryfriendly

Capable Kids 2016 Sensory Friendly Trick or Treat

Capable Kids Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating 2016

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating
  • Hosting Body: Capable Kids
  • Location: Hermitage, PA
  • Date: Sunday, October 30th, 2016
  • Description: A sensory friendly trick-or-treating event for children and their families, with a specific emphasis on accommodating children with autism, sensory processing disorder, and intellectual disabilities.  Events included an obstacle course, tactile and other sensory experiences, and interprofessional collaboration with other students, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.capablekidsrehab.com/