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Examples of help

Five year old Steven now has a service dog which was specially trained for over 2 years to be a companion to an autistic child. Steven's mother works full time and his father is home taking care of the children because specialized daycare for Steven would be too expensive. The dog was bred with a positive temperament to remain mellow and nonreactive in the face of a child's tantrums and anxiety. This therapeutic influence has proved to be highly beneficial for autistic children. Friends of Man assisted with the final $700.00 to pay for the dog which comes with special training for the family, too.

Volunteer Opportunities

Everyone at Friends of Man is a volunteer! More than 35 people help at the office, some for one shift per week, others every day.

The work involves communication by telephone with people in all stages of the application process: potential applicants, applicants, referring professionals (social workers, nurses, counselors, therapists, etc), vendors – anyone who calls with a question.

Phone calls are supplemented by computer entry of data and contact notes for inter-office communication, so some facility with the computer is required. We will train the details.

We all agree that time goes by quickly at Friends of Man! There is a wide variety of activity, and we personally train new volunteers on a one-to-one basis.

Hope to hear from you soon. Please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you shortly to arrange a meeting.

NEW VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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