When making matches, our Programs team takes into account the personalities, interests, geography and availability of the children and volunteers on our roster. This is why it’s so important that we see not only big numbers of prospective volunteers but also a robust pipeline of those who are extroverted, introverted, into crafting or sports or comic books, who live in Brookline or Newton or the South Shore, who have Sundays free, etc. You get the idea: To be truly effective, it takes a volunteer base as diverse as the children and families we serve.
We need your help. If you’re not already volunteering, do it! If you are, spread the word. It takes a few seconds to share this content on your own social media or in an e-mail to your favorite altruistic friend. Real children are counting on you.
Here’s the story of just one.
Six-year-old, Chloe, lives in an apartment in Raynham with her dad. Her mom passed away suddenly a few years back. Chloe has very few memories of her and yearns for a female role model. Her favorite pastimes are reading, playing at the park and building forts with her friends.
Chloe’s JBBBS social worker describes her as “sweet and engaging.” Her dad shares, “Chloe’s easy to please. She’d be open to most any activity a Big Sister proposed, especially the sort of things she doesn’t get to experience with me: manicures and window shopping.”
If you’d like to be Chloe’s Big Sister, contact our Engagement team. If you know someone who would make a great Big Sister to Chloe or another child on our roster, let them know it! Share this page on your social media.