Befriend a local senior! Friendly visitors needed in Evanston and Skokie area
30 people are interested
One hour a week can change a life!
Senior Connections, a program of SASI, is a friendly visiting program that matches isolated older adults with caring volunteers from the community. Our program has been making a difference in seniors' lives and fostering hundreds of friendships for over 27 years. Friendly visitors meet with their new friend weekly to go for walk, sit and talk, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea together, or even go out to eat or shopping.
All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application, attend a volunteer training at SASI's office or Skokie Public Library, provide personal references, and undergo a background check. The background check is provided by SASI. Volunteers are welcome from all backgrounds. College students welcome! Must be 18 years old. We encourage families, couples, friends, and even pets to volunteer together.
Once matched, an in-person introduction is made with a staff member to meet the senior and then the volunteer and senior decide the day and time to meet each week. Staff and additional training is available for ongoing support.
Find your new senior friend and inquire today! For more information, visit our website at www.sasiathome.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
We'll work with your schedule.
Skokie and Evanston areasSkokie, IL 60076
- Elder care
- People Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
- Community Outreach
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One hour, once a week, one year commitment