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Do you speak Burmese? Come volunteer with our friendly visiting program where you will develop a one-on-one relationship with an older adult in Jamaica Plain area who needs you. We are currently looking for a volunteer who speak Burmese, ideally who lies near Jamaica Plain, and who is interested in on-going virtual visiting (phone, skype, Facetime, text, etc.) with an elder.
Ideally, this commitment will be once a week for 9-12 months and will ideally (but not required) resume in-person once it is safe to do so. The time is flexible. To volunteer: please complete a volunteer application at http://www.fw4elders/volunteer/apply-online/
FriendshipWorks was founded 35 years ago to help reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. This work is accomplished by recruiting volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support. Volunteers are critical to helping address the serious health risks posed by social isolation in the elder community, including accelerating brain and cardiovascular aging.
Help us make matches that create connections, lead to friendships, and reduce isolation, one elder at a time. In turn, you are rewarded with rich one-on-one relationships. The beauty is in both the giving and receiving at FriendshipWorks.
To learn more, visit www.fw4elders.org
105 Chauncy St., Suite 801, Boston, MA 02111, US
FriendshipWorks, formerly MATCH-UP Interfaith Volunteers, recruits and trains caring individuals to assist elders living in the Boston area. Our mission is to decrease the isolation that too often comes with age and disability, to promote well being, and to enhance the quality of life of elders. We have seen firsthand the difference ongoing companionship and support can make both for our care recipients and our volunteers.
FriendshipWorks offers a variety of support services to elders in the Boston area. We make friendship matches between volunteers and elders. Volunteers often provide companionship, read aloud, take walks, or assist someone with errands. In addition to ongoing companionship, FriendshipWorks provides one-time assistance such as volunteer escorts to and from medical appointments and respite for family caregivers.
We'll work with your schedule.
105 Chauncy StreetBostonBoston, MA 02111
June 19, 2020