Purpose Provide companionship and create a bond with a homebound older adult through weekly in-person, phone, and/or video visits. Friendly Visiting is a meaningful way to reach isolated seniors and to increase their engagement with the wider community.
call a senior for 1 hour a week in their home
6 month commitment required
Live in or nearby to Far Rockaway
Interest in brightening the life of a senior!
Good listening skills
Experience with seniors is helpful but not required
Flexible scheduling with a minimum commitment of one hour during a weekday.
Ongoing opportunity for a required 6-month commitment
Maintain professional behavior at all times and adhere to JASA’s volunteer policies
About JASA Founded in 1968, JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. JASA is one of New York's largest and most trusted agencies serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
247 W. 37th Street, 9th Floor, New York City, NY 10018, US
JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. Founded in 1968, JASA is one of New York’s largest and most-trusted agencies serving tens of thousands of older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
Day in and day out, JASA provides life sustaining programs for seniors and peace of mind for their families and friends, through: * Adult Protective Services + Community Guardian * Advocacy Training * Affordable Housing * Caregiver Support * Case Management + Counseling * Cultural + Educational Programs * Elder Abuse Prevention * Information + Referral Resources * JASACare Home Care Services * Legal Assistance * Mental Health Services * Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) * Nutritious Home Delivered Meals * Senior Centers * Volunteer Activities
Without the help of our volunteers, over 1,000 strong, JASA simply would not be able to offer the wide range of high-quality services we provide to New York’s seniors. Whatever your interests and talents may be, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and all have one thing in common - they love to volunteer!
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.