The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visiting is a program that 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 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.
* We currently in need of KOREAN, GREEK, ITALIAN,SPANISH, RUSSIAN, and AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) 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