Friendly Visitor volunteers play a critical role in the lives of older adults in the community by visiting individuals who may be isolated and lonely. Matches are made based on the volunteer and client's geographic location, shared interests, and backgrounds. Friendly visitor clients are older adults who have lived rich and interesting lives but may be isolated because of their health and diminishing social networks. Volunteers serve as a friend and companion who can visit once a week to share stories and check in. Visits may include opportunities to play board games, cook, read, take a walk, or chat about current events. Volunteers typically spend 1 hour per week with their client.
Current volunteer opportunities with Friendly Visitor are remote. Due to Covid-19, in-person visits are suspended but older adults are in greater need of companionship than ever before! Volunteers will be matched with a Friendly Visitor client and expected to complete a virtual visit or phone call once a week for up to 1-hour. The expectation is that the volunteer and client will begin to meet in person once safety guidelines have established that it is safe to do so and both the client and volunteer are comfortable meeting in person.
EveryMind provides training and unlimited support to volunteers throughout their volunteer experience. Quarterly volunteer meetings are held with additional educational opportunities.
Be a part of the important work EveryMind is doing and make a difference in someone’s life!
To Apply please follow the link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=4e2583ee-e737-40d7-a83b-444a98a6dd6e&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=323679&source=CC2〈=en_US
THANK YOU in advance for your generosity & kindness to help others!
EveryMind strengthens communities and empowers individuals to reach optimal mental wellness.
One in four people will deal with a mental health issue in their lifetime and that one person’s life impacts so many more - families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to name just a few. We are committed to helpingeveryone recognize that taking care of one’s mental wellness is as important and necessary as taking care of one’s physical wellness. When one of us realizes optimal health, the entire community benefits.
For sixty years, our highly trained, caring, professional staff has provided community education, advocacy, and direct services which empower children, teens, families, older adults and the entire community to reach optimal mental wellness. We were known as Mental Health Association for most of that time, and while we have had a tremendous impact on the mental wellness of our community, we know that there is more work to be done. We have to find a way to move past the stigma that gets in the way of wholeness and wellness.
If we want to live in a healthy community - we need to care for every mind.
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
Various SitesRockville, MD20850
February 11, 2021
Case Work / Management
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Virtual visit or phone call once a week for up to 1-hour