Spanish speakers needed to share the joy of music with elders
11 people are interested
Music improves quality of life. Volunteers will visit weekly/biweekly one-on-one in elders' homes. Volunteers will work with elders to create a playlist so elders can listen to their favorite songs on an ipod/mp3 player/cassette. Once the playlist is made, the two will listen and discuss memories associated with the music. We are hoping to achieve outcomes such as increased engagement, improvements in mood, and reduced sense of isolation. This program is created in collaboration with Goddard House Assisted Living.
No musical talent required, just the love of music and conversations!
105 Chauncy St., Suite 801, Boston, MA 02111, US
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.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
135 South Huntington AveJamaica Plain, MA 02130
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Once a week for 12 months