ElderWISE Friendly Visiting Program of Los Angeles County (Working in Service to Elders)


Cause Areas


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


St George StreetLos Angeles, CA 90027

Lizzy and Richard are a longtime ElderWISE match!


Become a volunteer visitor for a lonely elder in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County! Specifically in locations around Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Hacienda Heights. New volunteer trainings held often. Great Opportunity for Busy Folks who Still Want to Volunteer! We will match you in an area CLOSE TO YOU! Russian, American Sign Language, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, English, Cantonese, and Armenian Speakers needed always :-).

  • Want to help an isolated elder to feel less alone?
  • Interested in making a difference in an elderly person's quality of life?
  • Able to visit an elder community member in their home?

As a volunteer visitor for "ElderWISE" ("Working in Service to Elders"), an outreach program of Episcopal Senior Communities, Senior Resources, you will:

  • Receive free training in interpersonal and listening skills
  • Be matched with an elder to whom you will provide friendly companionship and a compassionate presence
  • Benefit from joining a community of caring volunteers who receive ongoing support

Time Commitment: 6-month minimum, visiting your elder between 2-4 times per month.

Qualifications: a free background check & fingerprinting; availability for our next training (quick, fun, snacks provided, location close to you!) coming up soon!

We are a new program in LA, and are well established in the Bay Area since 2009.

Bilingual volunteers strongly encouraged to apply but everyone appreciated and most welcome!IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH SPEAKERS, WE ARE CURRENTLY IN NEED OF SPANISH, AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, KOREAN, RUSSIAN, FARSI, AND ARMENIEN SPEAKERS. Also in addition to many Los Angeles volunteers needed, we are looking for volunteers in Santa Clarita, Hacienda Heights, Covina, La Brea, and the South Bay.

For more information, please contact: Vanessa Sacks at vsacks@jtm-esc.org or 323-928-2240


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 visits/month, at 60-90 minutes/visit
  • background check and training included

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