Cross Plains Community Partner (CPCP) has recently implemented a brand new volunteer-based program that focuses on building one on one relationships and friendships with individuals currently receiving services from CPCP.
Our newly established F.R.I.E.N.D program is seeking to match community members with an adult who has an intellectual disability, in an effort to enhance and grow the individual’s community involvement and personal self-enrichment. We are looking for warm-hearted and patient volunteers who are interested in getting to know one of the wonderful individuals we are serving at Cross Plains and become a friend and mentor to them.
What would you be doing?
The volunteer will spend their time doing a variety of things with their matched individual. During your one on one visit with your F.R.I.E.N.D you will be doing activities that both you and the individual enjoy and can do together. Whether it be meeting for lunch or spending time at Cross Plains building a relationship. One day you could be coloring in the art room and the next you could be out in the community shopping at the mall. There is a vast array of activities and ways to spend your time together that would be fun for both of you!
How are matches made?
There are a couple of ways you can apply to be a part of this program
You can begin by responding to this post or doing one of the following:
Apply online at : https://goo.gl/forms/TICJFl94NEnnpxeF2
Stop by our office between the hours of 8AM and 4PM Monday through Friday to apply
We will review your application and contact you for further information if we determine you will be a good fit for our program. A background check will be required. Matches with CPCP individuals are then made based on age, gender, location and similar interests.
What are the expectations?
We are seeking volunteers that are willing and able to dedicate at least one year to the program. We would encourage a personal visit at least twice a month and weekly communication through text, phone call, written communication, social media or email.
We are very excited to watch this program grow and can’t wait to see what wonderful friendships will be developed! Please feel free to contact us with any questions and we look forward to meeting you!