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Be a BIG SISTER to an outdoors-loving 15 year old girl who is in need of a positive role model

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Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

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Seeking a Big Sister for Samantha, a 15 yo girl from Dedham . Samantha has a mild cognitive impairment and struggles socially. She is highly isolated and COVID has been especially tough. She has experienced a great deal of loss in her life including the death and abandonment of several caretakers. She is currently in the care of her grandmother and lives with her four siblings. Sarah is very shy at first but can be quite funny when she is comfortable. She enjoys animals, the outdoors, and taking walks. A Big Sister (25-45) who can be a positive role model to guide Sarah as she navigates adolescence, help her develop social skills and practice relationship-building, build self-confidence, and provide additional support would be highly impactful in this teen’s life .

The right volunteer will be a young woman from any religion, ethnicity or background, who would enjoy hanging out and doing activities with a "great kid." Matches meet twice a month for a couple of hours, mostly on the weekends, and make a year commitment. Match support is provided by Clinical Match Specialists.

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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.

Animals
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Westwood, NorwoodDedham, MA 02026

(42.24945,-71.1805)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Relationship Building
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • twice a month for 2-4 hours, mostly weekends, and a year commitment
  • Car helpful

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