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KARE 11 and Hands On Twin Cities Volunteer Opportunity of the Month: Fraser Buddy

Help adults living with special needs by being a Fraser buddy
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of early childhood mental health services. The mission of Fraser is to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of children, adults and families with special needs by providing healthcare, housing, education and employment services.

As a buddy, you are a trusted friend to an adult with special needs living in one of their Independent Living apartment buildings located across the Metro. Whatever your favorite pastime, odds are you'll enjoy these activities even more with your buddy —  whether it’s bowling, reading, cooking or watching movies. Create memories that will last a lifetime. Make a difference. Be a buddy!

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Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. If volunteers plan to drive the client, they must complete and pass a motor vehicle records check. Buddies must also attend a short volunteer orientation and site-specific onboarding session before starting.

Fraser asks for a commitment of at least two hours per month for at least three months. Longer-term commitments are encouraged! To apply, please visit www.fraser.org/volunteer to submit a volunteer application.