Volunteer with adults who have disabilities - Greater Boston.


(42.296913,-71.20328)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

333 Nahanton Streetnewton, MA 02459

Friendship: The next big thing!

About

For volunteers, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters is the place to make an impact, forge new personal/professional connections and grow as a leader in the Greater Boston community.

We're well-known for our pioneering 1:1 mentoring programs for kids/teens, but did you know we also operate a friendship program for adults called "Friend 2 Friend?"

In Friend 2 Friend, we introduce local adults who have disabilities - Jewish and non-Jewish - to a volunteer friend. Volunteers are Jewish and non-Jewish professionals, parents and grandparents who believe in innate human potential and one's capacity to achieve it with the right supports. Some volunteers are brand new to the Boston area and eager to meet new people. Others have been living here for a while (or forever) and are seeking a fun, new way to be involved in their community. Either way, Friend 2 Friend is a great option.

Volunteers get together with their match once or twice per month at their convenience. They participate in activities they mutually enjoy (lunch, movies, hiking, biking, crafting!), and the agency sponsors match activities throughout the year (fun parties, sporting events, and the list goes on!)

Currently, over 50 adults are awaiting a Friend.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRED.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1+ visit/month for at least one year.
  • To learn more, or to apply, visit jbbbs.org.

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