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Seeking Friend for an Adult Man with Disabilties! Once a month!

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

  • 3 people are interested

Volunteer to be a friend to Jeff, an adult with disabilties who is waiting to be matched in the Friend 2 Friend Adults with Disabilties Program. Jeff is a 56 year old Caucasian male who wants a friend to join JBBBS’ one Wednesday evening a month MAGIC program (Matched Activity Group in the Community) where volunteers get matched with an adult with disabilities for an agency organized group event. Jeff lives in a group home and two of the other residents have been part of MAGIC for years - Jeff wants to join the fun!

Jeff enjoys eating, bowling, watching movies, being outside, arts and crafts, listening to music, watching sports on his iPad with people, and socializing. Jeff has quadriplegia and has movement of his head and hand - which he uses to get himself around independently on a motorized wheelchair. Jeff also has an intellectual disability, which can make understanding Jeff a little difficult - but if you’re patient, you’ll quickly learn to understand him and will realize how amazing Jeff is!

Jeff is described as funny, calm, willing to do anything, and someone who loves being social. A friend should have experience working with people who have disabilities and the patience to let Jeff show them how fun he is.

This is currently a virtual opportunity with plans to meet in person when it is safe to return to meeting in person with groups again. Most MAGIC activities, when they do open up, will take place in Brookline, Boston, Newton. The friend matched with Jeff will meet him at the group events as he will be provided with a ride from a provider at this group home.

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Community, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

BostonNewtonCambridgeBrookline, MA 02446

(42.34216,-71.12405)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Life Coaching
  • Physical Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • just a couple of hours one Wednesday evening a month
  • Experience with patience who will get to know Jeff!

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