Make an Impact
When you volunteer with True Friends, you help ensure everyone has a positive experience.
Working with Individuals with Disabilities
Your LanguageRespect of participants is our number one priority. Remember to use person first language by using the person’s name over their disability. For example, “John has autism” rather than “John’s autistic.
Conversation startersMaking a connection is important to everyone. Our participants have hobbies, families, jobs, and school outside of our programs. Start with something that you can relate to and let the conversation flow. Get to know the individuals you work with.
Trained StaffOur volunteers are never left alone with a participant, do not perform personal cares, and are not responsible for behavior management. It’s okay to ask staff for guidance and support.