Want to work for an organization committed to its mission and striving to showcase its values in everyday work? We empower individuals with tools and training to help them grow and strive to create an authentic, inclusive environment. We are committed to honest and respectful principles and to ensuring the safety of everyone and are dedicated to improvement for our overall success. Hear from staff and what they have to say about working at True Friends.
Q: Why did you decide to work for True Friends?
A: “To gain experience working with individuals with all abilities. As a future Occupational Therapist, this experience is going to give me a great foundation for my career! I wanted to be a part of a more inclusive environment, that should be available to more individuals.” – Bailey
Q: What is your favorite part of working at True Friends?
A: “My favorite part of working here at True Friends has to be the overwhelming support, friendliness, and welcoming feeling from every person that I had the opportunity to meet or talk to. No matter the reason I have always felt like I was part of a team and felt like I was where I belonged at a moment in time. My ideas, visions, and creative abilities were always heard allowing me to explore the parts of myself that are often afraid to try or silenced to try. I felt extremely
comfortable sharing my thoughts as well as hearing everyone else’s thoughts which were extremely knowledge-filled and crucial to parts of my life. My absolute favorite thing about being here was how much I was able to absorb from the people around me and use it to better myself and others.” – Alexa
Q: What would you say to someone considering working at True Friends?
A: “I would say to definitely have a lot of patience and an open mind and a positive attitude. It’s a hard job. It’s not easy but it is so rewarding and even though things can get hard and difficult you just have to push through because it’s worth it. It is worth it for our participants, it is worth it for yourself.” – Anna
Q: What was your favorite memory from working at True Friends?
A: “I can’t pinpoint one exact memory, but my favorite thing is interacting with participants and seeing the genuine joy on their faces when they get to participate in activities that many of us take for granted. I also love seeing staff and participants interact with each other. Seeing bonds develop and grow from year to year is truly special to witness.” – Cheyanne
Q: What would you like to say to someone considering working at True Friends?
A: “If you are on the fence about it or thinking about it, it’s just the most amazing place and you learn so much and have so many different experiences. You get to work with people from around the world. It’s a very unique place to work and it’s very amazing and it’s life-changing and it definitely changed my life.” – Anna