Be a friend to a lonely senior in your community


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Tacoma metro areaTacoma, WA 98402

Friendly volunteers needed!

About

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life? Become a friend to a lonely or socially isolated senior in your Pierce County community. The Senior Friends program connects elders who are lonely and isolated with volunteers who visit on a regular basis. Senior friends are just that, friends. Besides conversation, friends may play games, share stores or photos, work on hobbies together or go out for a cup of coffee or walk in the park. Volunteers are not caregivers but may assist in simple chores or provide local transportation to appointments or on errands if willing to help in that way. LCSNW provides training, placement and on-going support. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 2 hours/month for a year. Applicants are at least 18 years of age and must pass a background check. Senior Friends is a program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a social service agency with more than 75 years of service to the Pacific Northwest.

Skills

  • Elder care
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hours/month for 1 year
  • An interest in being a friend to an elder who needs one

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