Being a friend is one of the best things you can be. Meet Matthew!

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


Various LocationsParma, OH 44134


Matthew likes to play video games, watch movies and draw. Some of his favorite shows include wrestling
and The Three Stooges. He also enjoys going to high school and college wrestling competitions. Matthew would like a community friend volunteer to help him build his confidence and increase his independence.

We all want to belong yet people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have less opportunities for social interaction and can feel more isolated. Bridge the gap and help people with I/DD find a place in their community.

Volunteers are matched with a person with I/DD and attend outings based on common interests- - like fishing! Groups keep the cost to $10-$15 per outing. Providing a ride for the person you are matched with is one more way you can be of service.

When: Three to four hours once a month for a one year commitment. Many of our volunteers have enjoyed the friendships they’ve made and have continued volunteering long beyond that first year.

Where: In the community where you live.


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year.

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