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Friendly Visiting with Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and FriendshipWorks

By Somerville Cambridge Elder Services

Volunteer to befriend an isolated senior with weekly phone calls. This program is a collaboration between SCES and FriendshipWorks.

This is an ongoing program.

Year-round, ongoing Volunteer Opportunity


SCES Volunteer Coordinator


You may also check out the FriendshipWorks website and apply online.

Additional information

Scheduling: on-going match

Call or visit an isolated senior once a week to provide companionship. During the pandemic, all contact is over the phone.

Share interests and hobbies. 

Skills: active listening, reliability, sensitivity to elders, respect for confidentiality. 

Fluency in languages other than English is a plus, but not required.

We look for volunteers who can stay with the program for at least a year. 


The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

For whom

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.

Ages 18 and over may apply; application process and CORI check required.


Contact us for more information.

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Click Here to Inquire with SCES

There are many ways to reach us!

  • Email
  • Click on the purple "Inquire with SCES" link above.
  • Apply online via the FriendshipWorks website: