The mission of On Common Ground, Inc. is to improve the lives of individuals who are experiencing economic, social and/or familial poverty in the Attleboro Area by fostering and encouraging the active involvement of the local community in 1:1 volunta... Read more
The mission of On Common Ground, Inc. is to improve the lives of individuals who are experiencing economic, social and/or familial poverty in the Attleboro Area by fostering and encouraging the active involvement of the local community in 1:1 voluntary relationships with them. The core values of the organization are to be expressed through: -Voluntary relationships -Mentoring -Role modeling -Social opportunities -Life - skills education -Friendship -Resource information and referral -Organizational partnerships With the understanding that the condition of any one life will affect the lives of the whole community it is the desire of the organization to improve the quality of life for all through a "principle of connectedness" to one another that crosses the boundaries of generation, ethnicity, creed, social status and capabilities.
The Mentor Center is founded on establishing voluntary associations of emotional kindness as the basis for mentor-mentee relationships in order to create a positive atmosphere for learning life skills. Mentoring in the life areas of: Budgeting, Education,Employment, Healthcare/Nutrition, Parenting, Social relationships, Life coping/satisfaction, By Teaching: Assessment of difficulties, Prioritizing actions, Developing plans of approach, Problem solving skills, Time management, Limit setting, Organizing, Through providing Guidance, Hands on assistance, Information on available resources, Referrals to appropriate agencies. What we do not offer: Monetary assistance, Professional counseling
I found this organization in February thanks to VolunteerMatch.org's connection with LinkedIn.com. The people are great and the mission is simple, help your neighbors and strengthen the community. When I moved I stayed close by because of all the connections I've made. This is a wonderful organization and we always need more people who want to make an impact. I will continue to volunteer for them as long as I can be helpful and I encourage you to do the same. Their events are fun and laid back. It's like a social club with a powerful mission. Hope to have you join us soon!
by Jean B. from Mansfield, MA
This is a great organization providing a much needed service to the people of the greater Attleboro area. I volunteer in the office with a great group of people. I have only been volunteering since the beginning of the summer (2015) and it feels like a family. Everyone is very supportive and dedicated to the organization. I also volunteer as a mentor to a young woman and it is a very rewarding a experience. It does not take a lot of time to be a mentor, but it is amazing how deep a bond you can form with your "mentee". I highly recommend the experience because On Common Ground gives you the chance to directly impact a life by giving nothing more than your time and your heart!
by Terri B. from Attleboro, MA
If you are looking for a great group of creative, dedicated people to work with towards a common goal, On Common Ground could be a great fit. The opportunities to contribute your talents and skills is almost unlimited. You can work behind the scenes and help with administrative services and/or supporting fundraising events -or- you can be out in the public building awareness and helping to raise funds. On Common Ground is a predominately volunteer run organization focused on creating productive 1:1 mentor/mentee relationships. Mick Katch