143 people are interested
Make a connection with a senior! Phone buddies needed- Virtual Volunteers Needed
ORGANIZATION: Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services
Please visit the new page to apply.
143 people are interested
Want to help seniors in our community?
We have seniors who need some extra support in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. You can help an older adult to feel connected to their community during the pandemic and beyond. We are in need of volunteers to make friendly calls to older adults in neighborhoods all around the greater Pittsburgh area.
Volunteering is based on your availability although most calls are made between 10am-6pm EST. We'll work with your availability
Wesley Family Services is a social service and social care agency serving southwestern PA. Our volunteer-assisted services in the community are supported primarily by our funding partner: The United Way. We've been supporting seniors for over 25 years and are currently providing services with COVID-19 safety measures.
All volunteers who reside in Pennsylvania must complete the PA Criminal History clearance (PATCH), which is free for volunteers.
If you reside outside of Pennsylvania, we require a state background check from your state or a federal background check. We are not able to accept volunteers who do not have a recent background check.
About Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services
221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS) and Open Your Heart to a Senior in Westmoreland County are programs of Wesley Family Services with a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County through practical volunteer-based supports.
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh and Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) are part of an initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.
Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more! Some of our opportunities are suspended at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact us for a current list of available opportunities.
In Allegheny County, we also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
January 11, 2023
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Volunteers call 1-5 seniors a week for chats that last 15-30 minutes.