Since most Matheny students and patients are full-time residents, we need volunteers to serve as recreation assistants, classroom aides, tutors and friendly visitors. Our volunteer office tries to place people in positions that meet both their interests and availability. In addition, we invite volunteer groups to host parties for residents or participate in other special projects, including fundraising activities.
Matheny students and patients have medically complex developmental disabilities. Practically everyone is in a wheelchair and many are non-verbal. Yet, underneath their physical difficulties, they like the same music, games, sports and movies as everyone else. For those willing to discover each person’s personality, the rewards are great.
If you’re interested in more information, contact the volunteer services office at (908) 234-0011, ext. 282, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Above: Centenary College students share a laugh with a Matheny student.
Below: Junior Friends of Matheny help Matheny patients enjoy Valentines Day. The JFOM volunteers are students at Bernards High School in Bernardsville and Ridge High School in Basking Ridge.