Peer Best Buddies Needed to Join JFS Best Buddies Chapter!

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Make a difference in your life and your community and join the Jewish Family Service Citizens chapter of Best Buddies International for adults in their one-to-one friendship program. In the JFS chapter, Jewish adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) become buddies and are matched with Jewish neurotypical adults who become their peer buddies. When you become a buddy, the lasting friendship that develops helps to reduce the social isolation that is frequently associated with individuals with IDD.

Best Buddies International is a program with chapters all over the world.  Jewish Family Service Best Buddies Citizens chapter matches adults with and without IDD in one-to-one friendships that develop and are sustained over many years. The JFS chapter is unique in that Jewish adults are matched with each other with the goal of creating deeper friendships and connections to the Colorado Jewish community and each other.

Interested? Submit our application: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/981458887

Select "Best Buddies" under "Assignment Preferences," and we’ll be in touch with more info and next steps!

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About Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Location:

3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231, US

Mission Statement

Improving the lives of individuals and families in need throughout Colorado by taking an integrated approach to delivering comprehensive support services.

Description

JFS is a nonprofit human services organization that serves anyone in need - regardless of their circumstances or religious beliefs. We believe in a shared responsibility to support impactful changes throughout our community.

Founded 150 years ago, we currently offer more than 30 programs and services, including food security, housing stability, mental health counseling, aging care, employment support, and disability services. JFS takes a holistic approach, assessing the various needs of the individual or family and provides the appropriate services all from one organization. We continuously evaluate the evolving challenges of our community and adapt or develop programs that respond to the resulting needs.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Denver Metro AreaDenver, CO 80231

(39.65416,-104.87458)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible. Visit once a week or twice a month, monthly chapter programs. A commitment of at least six months preferred.
  • Background check and CAPS check, must be Jewish, driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and proof of Covid vaccination.

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