The Friendship Connection helps encourage adults with intellectual disabilities to form meaningful, long- lasting friendships within their community.
How can you help? Become a friend! Pairs are matched based on common interests, age, and location. Each month volunteers are asked to spend a minimum of 2 hours with their Friendship Connection friend. Special events are hosted throughout the year to help encourage stronger relationships.
Volunteer friends should be 18 years of age or older, be enthusiastic and motivating, and be willing to dedicate 2 hours per month to the program. No skills required; just a friendly face and willingness to serve others.
We are currently in high need for volunteers in the Harleysville/Souderton/Perkasie areas.
A criminal background check, valid drivers license and insurance, and references are required.
Please contact Nicole Sparango at Nsparango@peacefulliving.org if you or someone you know is interested.
Examples of how you can spend quality time with your friend each month:
Going to see a movie.
Going out to dinner.
Walks in the park.
Grabbing some coffee.
Taking part in Friendship Connection special events.
And much, much, more!
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- 2 hours per month.