Senior Chat volunteers needed!


(40.745094,-73.9256)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

4331 39 StreetSunnyside, NY 11104

About

Good day and thanks for reading!

Senior CHAT volunteers needed to call and talk with a senior once a week (or more if you choose)!
If you don't have the time to visit someone, but would still like to connect and make a new friend, I'd love to hear from you!

You would call on your own schedule, whatever works for you! Volunteers must initially meet with me at my office in Sunnyside Queens and commit to calling someone once per week for at least 6 months!

The Friendly Visitor Program is run by Sunnyside Community Services and covers all areas of Queens including Astoria, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, Forest Hills, Flushing, Maspeth, Middle Village, Long Island City, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodside, Rego Park and more.

Volunteers reduce feelings of isolation, and help improve seniors' mental and physical health. Seniors are able to stay in their homes and communities longer. Volunteers can dramatically improve the quality of a seniors' life.

The Friendly Visitor Program is funded by grants from CityMeals-on-Wheels and serves homebound seniors who receive meal deliveries. Clients receiving visitors are often unable to go outside on their own and depend on visitors for social interaction.

Friendly Visitors receive training, support and feedback from the Friendly Visiting Coordinator. We will match you with someone who shares your interests and schedule!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Erin Neubauer-Keyes, Friendly Visitor Program Coordinator at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39 Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104. 718-784-6173 x479

Please write "CHAT VOLUNTEER" in the subject line of your email. I get a LOT of spam! Thanks!

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • one call per week for 6 months or longer
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