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Be a Friend to an Adult Man with Disabilties described as "Mayor" of his town

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Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

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William is an independent, friendly, and outgoing 51 year old man with a cognitive disability. He is fondly referred to as the "Mayor " in his close knit community. He has lived alone for several years after losing both parents. William likes to stay active and keep busy. He enjoys using his hands and building things like bird houses, going shopping, going to movies, and eating at restaurants. He loves cars (though he does not drive), monsters trucks, doing mechanics, taking walks or biking around the town greeting everyone he knows. He enjoys watching the police officers doing traffic details. He is described as funny, extremely thoughtful, upbeat, and someone who enjoys people. When asked, he describes himself as nice, polite, and a gentleman with a great smile. He may take a few meetups to feel comfortable but once he does he will fully be his friendly self.

The best match friend would be a man between the ages of 45-65. William has a cell phone but no access to a computer. The volunteer would agree to meet William once or twice a month in person with CDC guidelines. At least a one year commitment required. All matches provided with clinical match support by clinical match specialists with experience working with adults with disabilities.

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About Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

Location:

333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston matches children to adult mentors; we introduce adults of all abilities to new friends in their communities.

Description

Since 1919, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters has been transforming lives through mentoring-friendship. We serve Jewish and non-Jewish children and families; we also serve adults with disabilities - and our volunteers reflect our diversity.

Please visit us on the web at jbbbs.org to learn more about how you can contribute.

Faith-Based
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

MaynardMaynard, MA 01754

(42.42488,-71.45962)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 or 2 x per month meetings with a minimum of one year commitment. Matches create their own schedules.
  • Car required.

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