Sibling Sundays Volunteers

Published

06/26/2018

Start Date

09/24/2018

End Date

05/17/2019

Times of day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

At events throughout the area
Boston, Lowell, Springfield
Massachusetts
United States

Description

Sibling Connections, a small Boston-based nonprofit, works year-round to connect brothers and sisters separated by foster care through a variety of programs. We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in our monthly Sibling Sunday events (October - May). In order to best support our youth, volunteers (ages 19+) are needed to help transport siblings and to serve as a "chaperone" for monthly events. We are seeking individuals who can attend and help create a safe, fun, and supportive environment for youth. All events are led and supervised by our program director. 


Volunteers will assist our program director and interact directly with youth. Many of our siblings thrive on positive encouragement and role modeling from volunteers. They just want to spend time with their siblings, but often need support to develop positive interactions with their siblings. 


Our monthly events mirror typical childhood memories that you may have participated in as a child, such as bowling, pumpkin picking, roller-skating, rock climbing, and more. Our goal is to offer siblings the space to remain connected in one another's lives while creating "normal" childhood activities they can remember forever. Often many of volunteers become a consistent and caring adult in the lives of our youth.


We serve children and are looking for volunteers in three different geographic regions (each volunteer selects their home region and is not expected to participate outside their region):

  • Greater Boston
  • Greater Lowell
  • Springfield


​Volunteers are required to go through background checks and will receive training prior to the first Sibling Sunday this fall.


If you have interest in learning more about volunteer opportunities please contact our Program Director Eliza Kenney, at siblingconnections.program@gmail.com.

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

siblingconnections.program@gmail.com

If you are interested in applying or learning more about the opportunity, please contact Eliza Kenney, Program Coordinator, at the email above.


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