Friendly Visitors (Friendly Connections Program)


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

This volunteer experience gives you the chance to make a significant impact on an aging individual’s life. For this opportunity, you will be meeting with a home-bound or isolated older adult (age 60+) residing in either Greenwich or Stamford through weekly home visits. During these visits you will be providing not only support and socialization for the individual, but oftentimes friendship as well. These activities can include anything from going on walks to playing games to engaging in meaningful conversation.

Schedules are flexible and are created between the volunteer and client. Volunteers will stay in regular contact with the coordinator and report prolonged absences or other concerns. A minimum commitment of three months is required along with a personal interview, reference and background check. Being a Friendly Visitor is a rewarding opportunity and a way to brighten up a person’s day!


Older adults can take advantage of Friendly Connections’ innovative in-person and telephone-based services designed for the older adult and homebound population, continuing to socialize, stimulating their educational interests and most importantly, staying connected with the community.

Do you have 1 or 2 hours each week to give back to your community and enhance the quality of life for an older adult? If you said yes, consider volunteering with Friendly Connections!

Skills

  • Elder care

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible schedules
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