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Event Volunteer: Event Supervision or Befriend an Individual with Special Needs

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Friends Connect Foundation

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FCF’s mission is to provide social opportunities designed for individuals with special needs. We are a 100% volunteer-based organization and are in need of assistance from an individual interested in volunteering as Buddies or Event Support volunteers at our social events.

PLEASE CREATE AN ACCOUNT AT OUR WEBSITE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER: https://friendsconnectfoundation.org/register/ (there is no interview for this position).

Buddies and Event Support volunteers are on-site at each event that they choose to register for (there is no minimum number of events to attend). The volunteers will perform the following tasks:

  • Buddies : Get paired with a participant with special needs to be their host, guide and friend while helping them engage in fitness, self-expression, social, music or community service activities.
  • Event Support : Help with writing name tags, handing out event materials, preparing the activity spaces, directing buddy pairs to their groups, event surveillance, clean-up, etc.

The tasks are fairly simple and do not require any special skills. All volunteers will attend a training session prior to the event beginning. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Being a Friends Connect Foundation volunteer provides you with a unique opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the success of the organization
  • Make a positive impact on the lives of special needs teenagers in local communities
  • Serve your community
  • Expand your network and meet people with similar interests

Thank you in advance for your consideration. We are available to discuss any questions you may have as you consider this invitation to apply. PLEASE CREATE AN ACCOUNT AT OUR WEBSITE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER: https://friendsconnectfoundation.org/register/ (there is no interview for this position). You can reach us by phone at 732-737-7354 or via email at outreach@friendsconnectfoundation.org if needed.

Best regards,

The Friends Connect Foundation Team

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About Friends Connect Foundation

Location:

P.O. Box 4255, Middletown, NJ 07748, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide social opportunities designed for individuals with special needs. Our age-appropriate programs assist participants in forming new friendships, improving their self-esteem and increasing their sense of belonging in the community.

Description

Friends Connect Foundation helps teenagers with special needs build self-esteem, new friendships and an improved sense of belonging through free fitness, self-expression, music and social activities such as mini golfing, holiday parties, dance lessons, reading with bunnies, art, drum circle, gardening, cooking, field days, fitness, games and more. At each event, volunteer "buddies" are paired with a special needs participant to be their host, guide and friend while helping them engage in modifiable activities. We primarily serve residents of Monmouth County ages 12 through 21 years old and host events all year long. All participants and volunteers must register in advance at https://friendsconnectfoundation.org/register. To learn more, please visit https://friendsconnectfoundation.org

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WHEN

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WHERE

Multiple locations Middletown, NJ 07748

(40.39254,-74.11813)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 1 hour per month

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