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Disability Companion - Queens

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ORGANIZATION: HeartShare Human Services of New York

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Please fill out our volunteer application here: https://forms.office.com/r/rFLhjkzBss

HeartShare Human Services of New York
nurtures and empowers children and adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities in NYC.
Disability Companions are caring adults 18+ who volunteer to visit and provide companionship and friendship to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live independently in HeartShare's supported apartments. These apartments are located in communities in Brooklyn and Queens.

Volunteers will be matched with an individual with disabilities who lives independently or with a roommate, and will provide friendship and companionship, that will help ease the loneliness and enrich the lives of the individuals we support. You can share activities such as walking around the neighborhood, assisting with light food shopping, crocheting or knitting, discussing current events, playing games or puzzles together, and cooking a meal together. You will not be asked to perform household tasks or provide personal care.

You can choose when you would like to visit, as long as your companion will be available during that time. We ask that you make a commitment to visit your partner a minimum of 2 times per month, and that you make a minimal commitment of 1 year, that will ideally grow into a longer and even lifelong relationship.

This will be a rewarding experience that will enrich the lives of the people we support, as well as bridge the gap between people with disabilities and their communities.

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About HeartShare Human Services of New York

Location:

12 Metrotech Ctr - 29th Floor, 29th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

HeartShare Human Services of New York nurtures and empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy and supports their families. The mission of HeartShare Human Services is to expand the opportunities presented to people with disabilities, and to enhance the lives of the individuals that we support.

Description

HeartShare Human Services of New York nurtures and empowers children and adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, through educational, life skills and vocational training, residential, case management, recreational, family support and health care services. HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services (HSVS) supports children, adults and families living in crisis due to experiences with poverty. Since its founding in 1914, HeartShare has expanded its reach to over 100 program sites in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as to 60 of the 62 New York counties through energy grants to low-income families. HeartShare is proud that 90% of all revenue goes directly to its programs and services. HeartShare is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
People with Disabilities
Arts & Culture, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Kew Gardens, NY 11415

(40.70714,-73.82867)
 

SKILLS

  • Crocheting
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Music Therapy
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • We ask that you make a commitment to visit your partner a minimum of 2 times per month, and that you make a minimal commitment of 1 year, that will ideally grow into a longer and even lifelong relationship. 
  • Background check and fingerprinting required. These will be provided by our agency.

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