The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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 are well-known for our pioneering one-to-one mentoring programs for kids/teens, but did you know we also operate two friendship programs for adults with disabilities?
In our Friend 2 Friend community program, 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. Friend 2 Friend matches create their own schedules and get together once or twice per month for a few hours. 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!)
The other option is our MAGIC program where matches meet one designated evening per month at a preplanned group activities with other pairs of friends.
Currently, over 50 adults are awaiting for a Friend. A year commitment is required.
NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRED.
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Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
once or twice per month for at least one year.
To learn more, or to apply, visit jbbbs.org. It only takes 5 minutes to fill out an application!