Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities here at Lekotek.  Whether you have just a few hours to give or are looking for ongoing volunteer work, we have an opportunity that's right for you.
 

We are always looking for volunteers for:
Summer Computer Camp
Spanish Translation
Lekotek Run 4 Kids
Computer Club
Lekotek Golf Classic
Silent Auction
Holiday Party

When you commit to helping at an event, Lekotek staff counts on your being there.  If for some reason you cannot attend an event you have committed to, please call us.



Computer Camp


What is Computer Camp? volunteers gather together at computer camp
Computer camp is full of fun-filled, challenging activities that develop literacy, communication, fine motor skills, learning and leisure skills.  Youngsters with and without disabilities play and work together.  Check out our Computer Camp page to learn more.  

Who can volunteer for Computer Camp? 
We are looking for teachers, therapists and professionals in the field of education.  As a camp volunteer, you'll gain valuable experience in assistive technology and get free Lekotek software for your classroom!

What training does Lekotek provide for volunteers? 
We will provide a 2-day training course prior to the start of camp.  During training, individuals will work with computer hardware, adaptive input devices, and software for all ages, while learning positioning and child management techniques. Strong emphasis is placed on using the computer within a "play" environment. Individuals will become "experts" in the use of computer technology with children.

Training for the 2017 sessions will take place on July 6-7.
The specific training times depend on which camp session(s) you're volunteering for. 

When could I volunteer? 
Camp sessions will be held on July 10-13 and July 17-20, 2017.

How can I get more information or sign up to volunteer? 
Click here to fill out our online Computer Camp volunteer sign-up form
For more information, call Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 or email Lisa at lisa@lekotekga.org.



Spanish Translator


Perez family have fun at music class What are volunteers needed to do? 
Lekotek needs volunteers who can provide Spanish translation during play sessions or phone calls.

What skills do I need to have? 
Volunteers should speak Spanish fluently and have some translation experience.

How much time is needed?  
It would be great if you could come once a month for the family's play sessions.  If you don't have that much time available, you could help with phone calls as needed or with one-time special events.

When could I volunteer? 
Times are flexible, depending on the family's and volunteer's schedules.

How can I get more information or sign up to volunteer? 
Call Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 and ask to speak with Helene.



Lekotek Run 4 Kids


Lekotek run for kids What is the Lekotek Run? 
The Lekotek Run is our annual 4-mile run and racewalk, and 1-mile fun run which will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

What do volunteers do on race day? 
Volunteers are needed on the race course as timers and to staff the water stop.  Volunteers also help with pre-race setup, race registration, awards presentation, refreshments, and cleanup.

What skills do I need to have? 
No special skills are needed.

When are volunteers needed? 
We usually need volunteers from 6:00am - 12:00 noon on the day of the Run.

How can I get more information or sign up to volunteer? 
Call Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 and ask to speak with Helene or fill out our volunteer application (pdf file, 38 KB). Read more about the Annual Lekotek run.



Computer Club


volunteer plays with child on computerWhat is Computer Club? 
Lekotek's Computer Club welcomes all kids ages 9-14 years who have special needs to join us for fun, computer games, and pizza!  Check out our Computer Club page for more information.

What do volunteers do at Computer Club? 
Volunteers help children play computer games.

What skills do I need to have? 
Volunteers should be comfortable with technology and children with disabilities.  If you'd like to volunteer, but don't have this kind of experience, Lekotek will be happy to provide a 2-hour in-service training on technology and disabilities.

How much time is needed? 
3 hours a month

When could I volunteer? 
Computer Club usually meets one Sunday every other month at our Cliff Valley Way, Cobb satellite and Southside locations.  Check our our Computer Club page for the complete list of upcoming dates.

How can I get more information or sign up to volunteer? 
Call Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 and ask to speak with Helene or fill out our volunteer application for Computer Club at Cliff Valley (pdf file, 38 Kb).



Lekotek Golf Classic


Lekotek banner on golf course What is the Golf Classic? 
The Lekotek Golf Classic is an amateur golf tournament that raises funds for Lekotek programs.  Our next Golf Classic will be held on Monday May 1, 2017. Read more about the Golf Classic here.

What will volunteers do at the Golf Classic? 
Volunteers are needed to help with registration, selling mulligans, and to provide general help on the golf course -- lots of fun on a pretty day in May!

What skills do I need to have? 
No special skills are needed.

When are volunteers needed? 
8:00am - 3:00pm on Monday May 1, 2017.

How can I get more information or sign up to volunteer? 
Call Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 and ask to speak with Helene or fill out our volunteer application (pdf file, 38 KB). 



Silent Auction

Lekotek alum Karen and Leader Valerie
What is the Silent Auction?  
The silent auction is an annual fundraising event in November for Lekotek.

What do volunteers do at the Silent Auction? 
Volunteers are needed to oversee auction items on tables and explain bid sheets to people interested in making bids.  Volunteers also describe Lekotek programs and explain how proceeds from the auction benefit children with disabilities.

What skills do I need to have? 
No special skills are needed.

When are volunteers needed? 
Volunteers are needed to staff 2-hour shifts throughout the silent auction (Nov 6-8, 2017).

How can I get more information or sign up to volunteer? 
Call Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 and ask to speak with Helene or fill out our volunteer application. Read more about the Silent Auction here.



Holiday Party

kiwanis club volunteers at holiday party
What is the Holiday Party? 
Lekotek and FOCUS gather together every December for a holiday party.  Click here to read more about this year's party.

What do volunteers do at the party?  
Volunteers help children of all abilities participate in arts and crafts and other holiday activities.

What skills do I need to have? 
No special skills are needed.

When are volunteers needed? 
This year's party is on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Volunteers are needed from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.

How can I get more information or sign up to volunteer? 
Call Lekotek at (404) 633-3430, sign up online, or fill out our volunteer application.

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a nonprofit, Lekotek receives donations from foundations, corporations, employee giving programs, civic groups and individuals. You can make a difference with a donation in any amount or consider giving your time as a volunteer.

Contact Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 or
email helene@lekotekga.org

Did You Know?

Helene Prokesch, Director of Lekotek and children playing with a puzzle

The word "Lekotek" comes from the Swedish word "lek," meaning play, and the Greek suffix "tek" meaning library. Lekotek is based on a Scandinavian model of early intervention and special education. Loosely translated, Lekotek means play library, but to the 5,500 families Lekotek has helped, it's so much more.

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is a world where children with disabilities are included and empowered through play. Our mission is to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities into their families, schools and communities by providing accessible play, adapted toys, technology, information and resources.

Our Sponsors

Lekotek is proud of the support we receive from the Atlanta community as well as from corporations and foundations throughout the United States.