Volunteers needed to partner with senior clients to help then get to and from medical appointments/centers/temples. This program aims to offer assistance and support to our senior clients as well as to provide an important social network.
It is often a challenge for seniors to travel to and from appointments, and they are often forced to stay home unable to leave for days at a time. With your help the client can get where they need or wouldlike to get to safely and at an appropriate time while also decreasing the feeling of lonliness.
About Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
3001 West 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, US
The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island is a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit tax-exempt organization founded in 1973 to provide a wide range of social services to South Brooklyn's low income residents and to foster neighborhood stabilization. During the past decade the council has experienced extraordinary growth and became the central address for services of all segments of the population including the aged, the vocationally disadvantaged poor, refugees, and educationally at-risk youth. In addition, the council provides non-profit community based organizations with technical assistance in upgrading their management capacity.
Friendly Visiting, a project of JCCGCI, offers a unique opportunity for a group of volunteers who reach out to homebound individuals.We are a dynamic and diverse group of volunteers or "Friendly Visitors " who visit homebound individuals each week. Every member of our team is willing and eager to share their time with someone who is older, wiser, and has had a lifetime of experience. Our visitors come from all ages and are available to provide companionship, reading assistance (reading mail or a favorite news / magazine article), light grocery shopping, support and more.