Be a Friend to Dorchester's Isolated Seniors

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FriendshipWorks

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Hortencia and Melissa
FRIENDSHIPWORKS: Matching Volunteers with Elders since 1984

FriendshipWorks is looking for "Friendly Visitor" volunteers to visit with lonely elderly in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston. Give one hour a week to visit with a neighbor and share stories, have tea, go for walks, and make a huge difference in another person's life. We are looking for residents of Dorchester or people willing to travel there for this opportunity.

FriendshipWorks is a nonprofit organization in downtown Boston that has been providing volunteer support for isolated elderly since 1984. We believe that no one needs be alone, regardless of age or frailty. Join our corps of over 200 volunteers, and help us create a more connected and friendly neighborhood today!

For more information, visit www.fw4elders.org or email Bryan at bperkins@fw4elders.org

Apply online today at www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/apply-online/

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About FriendshipWorks

Location:

105 Chauncy St., Suite 801, Boston, MA 02111, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Address VariesDorchester, MA 02121

(42.30655,-71.08246)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week

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