American Sign Language- Friendly Visitors needed in Jackson Heights!


(40.744873,-73.919815)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

43-31 39 StreetSunnyside Community ServicesSunnysideSunnyside, NY 11104

About

I have a really nice couple in Jackson Heights. They are both deaf and use American Sign Language. Do you use ASL? Are you interested in making new friends?

If you have a little free time you could dedicate to getting to know any of these seniors, and you know how to sign, please contact me! Friendly visiting is an easy, fun, rewarding way to become involved in your community.

The Friendly Visitor Program at Sunnyside Community Services covers areas of Queens, including Astoria, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Flushing, Maspeth, Middle Village, Long Island City, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodside and more.


Friendly Visitors are volunteers who visit homebound seniors for about an hour each week in their homes.


Volunteers reduce feelings of isolation, and help improve seniors' mental and physical health. Seniors are able to stay in their homes and communities longer. Volunteers can dramatically improve the quality of a seniors' life.


The Friendly Visitor Program is funded by grants from CityMeals-on-Wheels and serves homebound seniors who receive meal deliveries. Clients receiving visitors are often unable to go outside on their own and depend on visitors for social interaction.


Friendly Visitors receive training, support and feedback from the Friendly Visiting Coordinator. We will match you with someone who shares your interests and schedule.

Skills

  • American Sign Language
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • One hour per week for 6 months or longer
  • ASL

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