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ORGANIZATION: Wendell Foster

  • Wendell Foster is a non-profit dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to realize their dreams and potential. A part of this empowerment is helping our residents find valuable, lifelong connections within the community.
  • The Community Companion is a valuable position within Wendell Foster. Each person has the right to be involved within their community and have social interactions outside of their homes. By volunteering your time, you can be a "buddy" to one of our residents.
  • Visit with one resident weekly or biweekly to share your interests and hobbies with them. These visits can include playing games together, talking, going for walks, or simply watching the resident’s favorite tv show with them.
  • We will ensure that you enjoy your volunteer role by placing you with a companion who has the same interests and hobbies as you!
  • Volunteer positions can be customized based on the volunteer's availability and preferences.

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About Wendell Foster

Location:

815 Triplett Street, P. O. Box 1668, Owensboro, KY 42303, US

Mission Statement

Wendell Foster is a private non-profit organization that works to empower people with developmental disabilities to realize their dreams and potentials.

Description

Wendell Foster is a leading non-profit organization in Western Kentucky that assists individuals with disabilities of all ages. As a training, residential, and therapeutic facility, Wendell Foster offers state of the art technology and the highest caliber of services. Wendell Foster was founded in 1947 by Wendell and Edith Foster with the dream to create a brighter future for their daughter, Louise, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Almost eighty years later, we continue to strive to achieve our founders' dream.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

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WHERE

815 Triplett StreetOwensboro, KY 42302

(37.7644,-87.0464)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing time commitment. 1-hour weekly or bi-weekly.
  • Because of the nature of our facility, Community Companions are required to complete an online orientation and a TB skin test that Wendell Foster provides free of charge.

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