Over 100 children and adults are on our wait list.
Thanks to you, every month, we have the resources to match more children in need and more adults with disabilities with mentors and friends. But the need continues….
There are still more than 50 children in our Big/Little program and an additional 50 adults with disabilities in our Friend 2 Friend program who are waiting for a caring, adult role model or friend. By volunteering just a few hours a month, YOU can make a HUGE difference in someone’s life.
We serve individuals from all backgrounds who are impacted by a variety of challenging circumstances.
Meet two of the children and teens
who are waiting for a mentor:
Jake, Age 13, Boston
Jake lives with his grandmother and would love a Big Brother. Jake enjoys robotics, engineering, building elaborate structures with Legos and learning about different cultures and countries. When he grows up, he hopes to be an engineer. Jake does not have many friends, nor does he have many opportunities to get out into the community. He would benefit from a Big Brother who is outgoing, energetic and encouraging. A Big Brother who shares Jake’s passion for engineering would be a plus!
Amy, Age 8, Framingham
Amy is an inquisitive, energetic girl who would love a Big Sister and has been waiting patiently for the right match since September. Amy loves dolls, animals, shopping and “anything with glitter”! Amy has some special needs; a great match for Amy would be someone enthusiastic, caring, patient and fun. Amy is also an only child; she could benefit from a Big Sister to act as a positive role model and supportive friend. Amy would love a Big Sister who would spend some time walking around the mall with her or doing arts and crafts.
Meet some fabulous adults with disabilities
who are looking for a volunteer friend:
Isaac, Age 52, Natick
Isaac is an independent man; when he isn’t working at his job of 5 years you can find Isaac swimming at the gym, bowling, cooking, and trying new activities. Isaac is involved in other social recreational groups but is missing a one to one friendship. Isaac has had the experience of not feeling respected by his peers and for that reason is seeking out a JBBBS friend!
Annie, Age 25, Peabody
Annie lives in a group home and currently attends a vocational program where she does a variety of activities, including volunteering at a hospital. Annie lives with four other women and describes herself as funny, nice, and helpful! Annie has a wide variety of interests, she likes to go horseback riding, enjoys jigsaw puzzles, going on walks with her family dog, sports, swimming and getting her nails done. Annie is looking for a Friend who wants to spend quality time with her, whether it be grabbing a bite to eat or doing fun activities.
There are 100 other children and adults with disabilities like Jake, Amy, Isaac and Annie who are waiting to be matched.
By giving just a few hours of your time a month, you can truly have a positive impact on a child or adult in need. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters will even send you monthly activity opportunities that you can participate in with your match at no cost. Check out this video highlighting the impact of having a mentor in your life.
Are you ready to make a difference? Volunteer Now .