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Franklin Neighbor Brigade


Welcome to the Franklin chapter of Neighbor Brigade! Our chapter was formed in April 2012. Whether you are seeking assistance or looking to provide help to another, you’ve come to the right place. Our volunteer chapter leaders donate time to coordinate the needs of families in crisis with the volunteers who want to help. Read on to learn more about their passion for Neighbor Brigade, and help us spread the word! We are always looking to expand our presence here in Franklin among volunteers and potential recipients alike.

Neighbor Brigade establishes community-specific networks of volunteers that can be mobilized to help residents facing sudden crisis manage day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation, rides, and basic household chores. Our chapter is just one of 29 chapters helping their neighbors in crisis! To learn more about us and our other chapters, please visit our home page here


If you are looking for help, please create an account and fill out an application form here using this link (note it will say Volunteer Application): Franklin MA Recipient/Client Application


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Chapter Leaders

Cheryl Ferri

Cheryl is a graduate of Northeastern University. She has lived in Franklin for 23 years with her husband Tom and daughter Giovanna. Over the years, Cheryl has volunteered in the Franklin school system, Girl Scouts, JDFR , Relay for Life, and other non-profit organizations. She originally joined the Franklin Chapter of Neighbor Brigade as a volunteer and came on board to assist Linda as a co-leader in November 2013. She looks forward to growing the Franklin chapter and meeting the needs of those in the community.

Linda Gagnon

Linda has lived in Franklin 27 years with husband Michael and two boys, Brian and Timothy. She has worked both in the public schools and at the YMCA as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and as a Community Integration Coordinator. She is an advocate for autism and individuals with disabilities and loves creating community programs geared toward integration. Linda enjoys volunteering/serving at her church in youth and women’s ministry, the YMCA and other various care giving roles.

Joanne Schaefer