Our FAM program has been created as an extension to our platform in an effort to reduce at-home isolation for individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Forming friendships can be especially hard during these isolating times, and we want to change that. We hope that by our FAM members and volunteers sharing their stories, creating new memories and forming friendships over video chats, we can make those young smiles, a little bigger.
What we need: A name, contact information, availability and a few fun facts to get to know you. It’s that simple.Sign me up
The safety of our young FAM members is of utmost importance to us. We’ve implemented protective measures, such as having each child paired with two volunteers, limiting the age of our volunteers and allowing parents to supervise video chats, in order to keep our FAM members safe and comfortable.
FAM was created to bring smiles and friendship into young lives and that continues to be our greatest mission. In addition to building confidence and social skills, our FAM members can work with volunteers to develop other skills of interest as requested by parents and/or the FAM member.
No worries! We will send you a document containing activity ideas and some guidlines to help you throughout the chat. You will also have another volunteer in the chat who can help you. You can always reach out to us if you need any additional help or guidance.
For questions and concerns regarding FAM, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org