Parks and Recreation - Therapeutic Recreation Services

Program Volunteer- Adults with Disabilities

Therapeutic Recreation Services offers recreation opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities. We offer Recreation Nights at the Recreation Center for participants to engage in various activities and socialize with one another. In addition to a recreation night, each group, that is divided by age and ability, attends a community outing, which can include Padres games, movies, museum outings and more.

Volunteers assist City staff with the safety and supervision of participants with disabilities. Volunteers also help in facilitating activity stations and provide encouragement for participant engagement in activities. They will also assist in the set-up, decorating, light meal preparation and clean-up of activities.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

·       The City of San Diego is requiring all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 1, 2021. 

·       Volunteer candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date in accordance with City policy. “Fully vaccinated” means a person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines must either be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or the World Health Organization.  

·       Volunteer candidates who are selected for a volunteer opportunity will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination. 

·       Volunteers with a disability or medical condition that makes it medically inadvisable for them to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, as verified by their healthcare provider, or those with a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice that prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, may request reasonable accommodation and exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Candidates who receive a conditional job offer and wish to make a request for accommodation will be provided with more information. The City will review requests for medical or religious accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A candidate’s start date may be adjusted to allow for the accommodation process. 

Mission Statement

Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) is committed to providing innovating,  inclusive, accessible and affordable recreation program which enhance the health, well-being and quality of life for ALL persons with disabilities.

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