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VOLUNTEERS

 

  • No Expertise is needed. Our rEcess sites will provide you with training, opportunities to shadow and support along the way. If you have never had opportunity to grow friendships with kids with disabilities, rEcess is a great way to start.

 

  • 1-2-1 track: Volunteers in our 1-2-1 track are paired with a child with special needs for the event. Your leadership team with equip you with various games, activites, and schedules to help you make the most of your time together with your buddy.

 

  • Sibling Track: Some of our volunteers serve in our sibling track. We put special energy into creating a space for these kids as well. They have unique joys and challenges in there families and we want to invest equal love and energy into these kids as well.
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FAMILIES

  • If you are an existing rEcess family desiring to register for your site’s next respite event, click here.

 

  • rEcess is for parents—we know your life is full of unique joys and challenges. rEcess is a break for you is an opportunity for your to rest and and reconnect with a significant other, have some “me” time, or finishing grocery shopping under 3 hours. It is yours to use however you like.

 

  • rEcess is for children with special needs. We have one core objective. FUN! No therapy, no doctors, or paid care givers. Children with special needs are paired one on one with an adult friend whose sole objective is to make rEcess the best night of their week.

 

  • rEcess is for siblings. Siblings are often forgotten on the spectrum of family care–not at rEcess. rEcess is also a break for our siblings to have lots of fun and connect with other siblings who understand whats its like to have a brother or sister with special needs. We have dedicated sibling volunteers and programming just for siblings.

 

FIND A rEcess

If you are a family seeking to be invited to a recess, please click on the map below to find a specific site’s information and contact the rEcess site’s director.

 

Start A rEcess

ARKANSAS

Bryant :: Indian Springs Baptist Church :: hondanlr@sbcglobal.net

Bentonville :: New Heights Church :: stephanie.marpe@gmail.com

Decatur :: Decatur Assembly of God :: funkhouser04@gmail.com

Fayetteville :: New Heights Church :: amber@newheightschurch.com

Fayetteville :: Christ Community Church :: mindy.duell@fayar.net

Fayetteville :: Central United Methodist Church :: ssmith@centraltolife.com

Fayetteville :: Grace Church NWA :: bkleonard8@gmail.com

Little Rock :: Fellowship Little Rock :: Ashley@thesparks.org

Little Rock :: Second Presbyterian Church :: lesier.mcc@gmail.com

Rogers :: Fellowship Bible Church NWA :: recess.fellowship@gmail.com

Russellville :: Russellville First Assembly of God :: monica.bryson@dardanelle.k12.ar.us

Siloam Springs :: Ability Tree Center :: joebutler@abilitytree.org

Siloam Springs :: Journey Church :: mdsmith4jc@gmail.com

CALIFORNIA

Fullerton :: Ekko Church :: caroline@ekkochurch.com

COLORADO

Colorado Springs :: New Life Church :: sfugate@newlifechurch.org

Englewood :: Cherry Creek Presbyterian :: jlloyd@cherrycreekpres.org

GEORGIA

Fayetteville :: Heritage Christian Church :: mikeconaway@heritagechristian.org

INDIANA

Fort Wayne :: Crossbridge Community Church :: anussa7@hotmail.com

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge :: First Presbyterian Church :: jess.concienne@gmail.com

MARYLAND

Jessup :: Bethel Assembly of God :: specialneeds@teambethel.org

MASSACHUSETTS

Hingham :: South Shore Baptist :: louisepfun@comcast.net

MISSISSIPPI

Vicksburg :: Crossway Church :: agattle@yahoo.com

MISSOURI

Bolivar :: First Baptist Church Bolivar :: hollyshuler@yahoo.com

Festus :: Our Lady Catholic Church :: rmroth70@charter.net

Springfield :: The Venues :: TaylorCarlton@thevenues.org

Warsaw :: Warsaw Bible Church :: mccrayconnie@outlook.com

West Plains :: Willow Tree :: eryan@tjsh.com

NEW JERSEY

Glassboro :: Calvary Hill Church :: joyforlife2818@gmail.com

OKLAHOMA

Stillwater :: Countryside Baptist Church :: recess@countryside.church

OREGON

Salem :: Salem Alliance Church :: 2johnstons@comcast.net

TENNESSEE

Brentwood :: Brentwood Baptist Church :: eaxford@brentwoodbaptist.com

Brentwood :: Concord Community Church :: Cheryl.Corle@gmail.com

TEXAS

Dallas :: Watermark Community Church :: watermarkrecess@gmail.com

Spring :: Faithbridge Church :: courtney.button@faithbridge.org

WEST VIRGINA

Hurricane :: First Baptist Church of  Hurricane :: danielle@fbcoh.com

AUSTRALIA

Carlton, VIC :: St. Jude’s Church :: natalie.filipa.tan@gmail.com

CANADA

Burlington :: St. Christopher’s Anglican Church :: recessburlington@gmail.com

Etobicoke :: Kingsway Baptist Church :: recess@kingswaybaptist.ca

rEcess HUB

If you are a volunteer or an invited recess family desiring to register for your site’s next respite event, please click the link below to register.

rEcess Hub