Hey, YoPro! Here are two people who could really use great volunteers. You? Somebody you know? If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities or wish to learn more, check us out online or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friend 2 Friend: Rachel*
Rachel is a 29-year-old woman who lives in Newton. Rachel has a developmental disability and mild to moderate hearing loss. Previously, she had a successful 5-year match in the Friend 2 Friend Community Program. It ended in June 2014, and she’s been eager to be rematched since! Rachel likes socializing, going to the movies and has a strong Jewish identity. Her ideal friend is a friendly and funny person who would like to go out to eat.
Children’s Program: Jason*
Jason is a 7-year-old boy who is waiting for a Big Brother. He lives with his mom, a 10-15 minute drive from Downtown Boston. Jason’s father passed away suddenly last year. He’s looking for another male role model. He is a hockey fanatic and would love to go to Bruins games with his Big Brother. Aside from practicing his slapshot on his deck, Jason likes playing Xbox, riding his scooter, and watching wrestling.
Jason is one of 35 children in need of a mentor and Rachel is one of 52 adults with disabilities on the waiting list in Friend 2 Friend. The need for volunteers is real.
*Names changed to preserve confidentiality.