POLISH/ENGLISH Speaking Friendly Visitor needed in Astoria- one hour per week!
5 people are interested
I have a Polish-speaking woman in Astoria, Queens who needs someone to visit her. The volunteer must also speak enough English to communicate with the Program Coordinator. If you have an hour a week you could dedicate to this lonely senior, please contact me! Friendly visiting is an easy, fun, rewarding way to become involved in your community.
The Friendly Visitor Program at Sunnyside Community Services covers areas of Queens, including Astoria, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Flushing, Maspeth, Middle Village, Long Island City, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodside and more.
Friendly Visitors are volunteers who visit homebound seniors for about an hour each week in their homes.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
4331 39 StreetSunnyside, NY 11104
- People Skills
- Mental Health
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- one hour per week for six months or longer