1:1 Friendship Match Needed

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Best Buddies Massachusetts and Rhode Island

The Best Buddies MA/RI Citizens Program is looking for one adult volunteer to be matched in a 1:1 friendship with a participant with a disability. Tim is 33 years old and lives in Townsend, MA. Tim hopes to be matched with someone close in age, and someone interested in bowling, camping, playing cards, gambling, mini golf, yard work, fishing, concerts (country music).Tim describes himself as shy, and it takes him a bit of time to warm up to someone new, but once he's comfortable Tim loves to talk. He enjoys being outdoors, especially if he is doing yard work. Tim works for a landscaping company near his home in Townsend, MA.

If you are able to commit to meeting up with Tim at least once a month, and keeping in touch via text or phone, and live in the Middlesex Country area, please contact Citizens Program Manager, Matt Lundeen mattlundeen@bestbuddies.org

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About Best Buddies Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Location:

529 Main Street, Suite 202, Boston, MA 02129, US

Mission Statement

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Description

Best Buddies Massachusetts (BBMA) has been in operation since 1996 working to enrich the lives of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through our Friendship program, Jobs program, and Leadership Development program. In 2010, we served over 4,400 participants. To date, we have nearly doubled that number, serving 7,500 direct program participants throughout the state.

Best Buddies Rhode Island (BBRI) has been in operation since 2010 and is now impacting the lives of over 1,300 individuals with and without IDD through our Friendship program, and Leadership Development program.

In 2018, BBMA and BBRI merged in an effort to combine resources to ensure continued growth and increase opportunities for expansion in both states. Due in large part to our local Advisory Board members, dedicated volunteers, generous donors, foundation support, and a team of extremely devoted staff, we have expanded our efforts in order to serve individuals with and without IDD in every county of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Townsend, MA 01469

(42.67476,-71.6792)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Meet in person at least once a month. Volunteer and participant will schedule these meets, and can decide on location, as well as covid comfort level.
  • If not meeting in person, keeping touch via text or phone call or Facetime, etc.

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