Help Boston Seniors Access Medical Care
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FriendshipWorks is seeking Medical Escort volunteers to help elders attend their medical appointments in Boston. We need volunteers both with and without cars or with and without medical experience. Many elders are unable to make the trip alone due to age or disability and need a caring volunteer to provide support.
This is a great and highly flexible opportunity for volunteers with weekday availability. Volunteers are able to make their own schedules based on a weekly selection of opportunities. As a Medical Escort, you will have the satisfaction of helping a community member access essential and sometimes life-saving medical care. Volunteers also get the opportunity to meet some very interesting people!
The need for Medical Escorts is high! Currently, there are 62,237 older adults living in Boston. Research shows that non-driving elders get to the doctor 15% less than elders who do drive, often because they don't know how they'll get there, or lack support once inside the hospital. 72% of elders who use FriendshipWorks' Medical Escort program would be unable to attend their appointments without this service.
You can fill out an application to volunteer online: http://www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/apply-online/
You can contact us at 617-482-1510 or at email@example.com
105 Chauncy St., Suite 801, Boston, MA 02111, US
FriendshipWorks, formerly MATCH-UP Interfaith Volunteers, recruits and trains caring individuals to assist elders living in the Boston area. Our mission is to decrease the isolation that too often comes with age and disability, to promote well being, and to enhance the quality of life of elders. We have seen firsthand the difference ongoing companionship and support can make both for our care recipients and our volunteers.
FriendshipWorks offers a variety of support services to elders in the Boston area. We make friendship matches between volunteers and elders. Volunteers often provide companionship, read aloud, take walks, or assist someone with errands. In addition to ongoing companionship, FriendshipWorks provides one-time assistance such as volunteer escorts to and from medical appointments and respite for family caregivers.
We'll work with your schedule.
Address VariesBoston, MA 02111
- Patient Care
- Physician Assistant
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Daytime Availability