Help Boston Seniors Access Medical Care


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When

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

Where

Address VariesBoston, MA 02111

About

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 mbyrne@fw4elders.org

Skills

  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Daytime Availability
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