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Check Out These Special Education Service Opportunities!

Updated: May 10, 2023

Are you looking for ways to serve those with Special Needs? Are you looking to gain experience in the field of Special Education? We've got a list of places and ways to serve! Check them out here:

Adaptive Aquatics

Participate in gym and pool activities with children who have special needs to help them develop their cognitive, motor, and social skills. Click Here!

Adaptive Show Choir

Volunteers are paired one-on-one with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to learn music and basic choreography together in preparation for a concert at the end of the semester. Click Here!

Behavioral Health

This program recruits volunteers to work in programs offered by Wasatch Behavioral Health, a community service provider. These opportunities give students experiences in the mental health field. Click Here!

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to better the lives of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Click Here!

Creative Connections

Creative Connections is an expressive art program for teens attending Day Skills Intervention (DSI), a program within the juvenile justice system. Click Here!

Friends for Sight

Friends for Sight is a program at BYU that provides opportunities to volunteer service for two separate nonprofit organizations: Friends for Sight and CharityVision. Click Here!

Horses for Healing

Horses for Healing is partnered with Maple Lake Academy in Spanish Fork, a residential facility for teens and young adults who struggle with verbal and nonverbal learning differences. Click Here!

Medallion Manor

BYU Medallion Manor is a program where a group of volunteers makes visits every other week to Medallion Manor, homes for adults with special needs in South Provo and Springville, on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Click Here!

Kids on the Move

This program offers volunteers an opportunity to interact with children, both with and without special needs, in a playful environment while parents attend classes to learn more about meeting the needs of the children. Click Here!


RAH is a program that allows students to have the opportunity to serve adults with disabilities in our community. Click Here!

Scenic View

Scenic View Academy is a residential school for adults with autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Click Here!

Special Olympics Team

Volunteers serve as coaches and committee members to train individuals with intellectual disabilities in a variety of Olympic-type sports. Click Here!

Special Office Volunteer

Visit Jamie, who is a full-time Special Volunteer in the Y-serve office. Click Here!


TOPS, Tutor Outreach in Provo Schools, provides classroom aides for elementary, middle, and high schools in Provo. Click Here!

TURN Community Services

TURN is a program where students can serve and spend time with individuals with disabilities at centers throughout Utah County. Click Here!

Have any questions regarding Special Education, the McKay School, or other majors in education? Schedule an online visit with an Ambassador! Want to learn more about Special Education and potential career paths? Check out our blog!

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