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Join Our Email Penpal Program and Make a Meaningful Connection!

Thatcher Brook Center is seeking compassionate individuals to become email penpals for our members with intellectual disabilities. As a volunteer penpal, you can make a positive impact by providing support, encouragement, and friendship while respecting privacy and confidentiality.

Why Volunteer as an Email Penpal?Convenient and Safe: Communicate from the comfort of your own home through secure email exchanges.

Respect for Privacy: We prioritize the privacy and confidentiality of our members. All communication will be handled through our secure email system.

Meaningful Connections: Build lasting relationships and make a difference in someone’s life through regular email correspondence.

How It Works:

  1. Sign Up: on VolunteerMatch :
  2. Check email: Our team will reach out and provide short survey in hopes to match you with a member based on shared interests and preferences.
  3. Start Writing: Begin exchanging emails with your matched penpal, sharing stories, interests, and experiences.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Join us in creating meaningful connections and fostering a sense of belonging for our members. Sign up today to become an email penpal and embark on a journey of friendship and understanding.

Questions?! Email Lindsey for questions regarding how you can sign up-->

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638 elm street, BIDDEFORD, ME 04005, US

Mission Statement

our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing personalized support and opportunities. We are committed to fostering independence, inclusion, and personal growth, ensuring that each person we serve can live a fulfilling and empowered life. Through tailored programs and collaborative community efforts, we strive to create a nurturing environment where every individual can reach their full potential.


Dedicated nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to provide personalized support and opportunities that enable each person to live a fulfilling and independent life. We offer a variety of programs tailored to meet the unique needs and aspirations of every individual we serve. From skill-building workshops and recreational activities to community integration and personalized care plans.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Community Outreach
  • American Sign Language
  • English




  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 minutes a month
  • Privacy Guidelines for VolunteersDo Not Share: Avoid sharing personal details such as home addresses, phone numbers, or social security numbers.Keep Conversations General: Focus on general topics like hobbies, interests, and everyday activities.

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