Friendly Visiting with Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and FriendshipWorks
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
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.
Ages 18 and over may apply; application process and CORI check required.
Contact us for more information.