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Telephone and Video Friendly Visitors Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 94 people are interested
Selfhelp

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are focusing on having new volunteers do phone/video visits to help protect our senior clients.*

Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visiting is a program that matches homebound seniors with volunteers in their community who make weekly in-person, phone, and/or video visits. Friendly visiting is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Together, the older adult and volunteer can discuss shared interests, learn/teach new skills, read books, learn technology, and celebrate special holidays. We are currently looking for volunteers that would be interested in being a part of an individual or group chat matches with our older adults. Your time and companionship as a friendly visitor is invaluable!

We ask for a minimum commitment of six months for weekly hour-long visits. Matches are based on volunteer availability and geographic location. Our office is located in Flushing and we service the areas of College Point, Bayside, Whitestone, and Flushing. If you would like to volunteer at a location closer to you, please let me know and I will connect to the right Friendly Visiting Program.

Watch this video regarding one of our Friendly Visiting matches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjV-X8OSdyY

*We are currently in need of ENGLISH, TAGALOG, SPANISH, CANTONESE, MANDARIN, and KOREAN speakers!

REQUIREMENTS:
Volunteers must be 18 or older. An interview, training, references, and background check are required.

COMMITMENT:
Weekly hour-long visits for a minimum of 6 months.

DAY & TIME:
Flexible

LOCATION (may vary):
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11355

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About Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

Location:

45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355, US

Mission Statement

Selfhelp is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through a spectrum of housing, home health care, and social services.

Description

The Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visiting Program matches homebound seniors with volunteers in the community who make weekly visits in the seniors’ homes. Friendly visiting helps relieve the senior’s social isolation and is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Seniors and the volunteer can take part in fun activities like playing card games, discussing current events, sharing stories, learning/teaching new skills, and celebrating special days in the lives of the seniors. Your time and companionship as a friendly visitor is invaluable!

We ask for a minimum commitment of six months of weekly hour-long visits. Matches are based on your availability and geographic location. Our office is located in Flushing and we service the areas of College Point, Bayside, Whitestone, and Flushing.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Interview, references, and background check are required. We provide training.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

45-25 Kissena BoulevardFlushingFlushing, NY 11355

(40.74931,-73.82132)
 

SKILLS

  • Photography
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Painting
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Music Arts

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one hour a week for 6 months Via in-person, phone, and video visits.

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