So, what is a Host? Hosts are knowledgeable, loving, and supportive ordinary ‘every-day’ people who dedicate their time voluntarily to help others in their community who’s lives are affected by Sensory Processing Disorder. We are not ‘miracle’ men or women. Most of us or not doctors or even occupational therapists, but we have all been affected by Sensory Processing Disorder in some way. We all know what it’s like to be where you are right now, and we all are wanting to help you out, as best we can.
We seek to actively help and support others. We serve our community in a variety of ways. Some of us choose to host monthly meetings in our local areas, sometimes even with guest speakers and demonstrations. Others don’t have the time or the resources, or are for whatever reason not willing or able to host meetings, and we are okay with that. Many of them are active, instead, in the online communities, especially those found within our support groups page. Still others of us are busy assisting the SPD community in other ways. They are handing out flyers and working in therapy clinics. They are promoting occupational therapy for SPD, and are helping to spread the word about its benefits for those who suffer from this hidden handicap.
This Sounds Cool! Can I Become A Host?
In a word? Yes! We are always looking for new applicants, new members of our community who are as passionate toward helping others in the SPD world as we are. Applying is easy, just fill out an online Host Application here in the “Hosting” section, and in a short time, you too can become a Host with SPD Parent SHARE.
If applying is ‘easy’, then serving may be even easier for you! To be honest, our Hosts help others through whatever modes they are most comfortable with. We don’t have a long list of rules to follow or oaths to take; we just want people onboard who are willing to help out in any way they can.
Ummm… I’m REALLY Busy Now! I don’t know…
First of all, relax. Take a deep breath, and give yourself a break from your hectic schedule. If you are raising a child with SPD, or if you have SPD yourself, you need it!
Secondly, it’s okay! Our Hosts are not always incredibly active. Above all, this is avolunteer position. There’s no one yelling at you to ‘pick up the slack’, and if someone does, let us Staff members know, and we’ll take care of it. We prefer the zero pressure approach. Life is so intense, there’s no need for us to be intense too. Our Hosts serve when and where they are both willing and able to do so, and that is all we ask.
We may check in from time to time, to see how things are going. But, that’s just us, being friendly. This group is meant to relieve stress, not cause it!
Here’s what you can find in our “Hosting” section: