Community Friend Volunteer
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
In the community where you live - flexible
We all want to belong yet people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have less opportunities for social interaction and can feel more isolated. Be a positive role model and bridge the gap. Help men with I/DD find a place in their community.
What: Volunteers are matched with a person with I/DD and attend outings based on common interests- - examples could be going out to lunch or dinner, going to a sporting event, taking a class or going to a special event. Groups keep the cost to $10-$15 per outing. Providing a ride for the person you are matched with is one more way you can be of service.
When: Evenings or weekends. Two to four hours once a month for a one year commitment. Many of our volunteers have enjoyed the friendships they’ve made and have continued volunteering long beyond that first year.
Where: In the community where you live.
Why: Satisfy yourself by helping others. Meet new people. Empower others.
How: Call us or send an email to learn more! Contact Stefanie Galbreath, Phone: 216.931.4442
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Interested individuals must be at least 21 years old and complete our volunteer application process which includes an interview and orientation along with a background and criminal records check. Volunteers are also required to participate in a defensive driving training which can be accomplished in 1 hour in the comfort of your own home.
Email or call Stefanie Galbreath for a volunteer application.
Visit our website at www.CuyahogaBDD.org