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ORGANIZATION: Sunnyside Community Services

Ordinarily, our Friendly Visiting volunteers usually visit seniors, but due to the pandemic, our volunteers are making friendly phone calls to seniors. You will be matched with one senior and call them every week.

With your phone buddy, you can:

  • Develop a friendship with a senior
  • Hear interesting stories
  • Video chat with Face Time or Zoom
  • Talk about favorite books & movies
  • Play games like chess online
  • Attend virtual workshops together
Please reach out to Lauren Wade or Jennie Thomas, to learn more about how you can change a senior's life!

Volunteer Requirements:
Please note that all volunteers must be over 18 years old, live in New York City, New Jersey or Connecticut, and provide proof of vaccination.

Lauren Wade, LMSW

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs
Assistant Division Director for Senior Services
718-784-6173 ext. 317 | lwade@scsny.org


Jennie Thomas

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Administrative Assistant for Friendly Visiting, Pet Pals, and Senior Chat
718-784-6173, ext. 547 | jthomas@scsny.org

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About Sunnyside Community Services

Location:

43 - 31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104, US

Mission Statement

Sunnyside Community Services' mission is to enrich the lives of Western Queens' residents by providing caring, quality services to meet their social, health, educational, and recreational needs and thereby strengthen our multicultural community.

Description

Sunnyside Community Services is a settlement house serving over 18,000 youth, seniors, homebound persons, new immigrants, and families each year. Our vision is to be a pioneer in the provision of integrated services that address the changing, complex needs of the community.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You will be matched with one senior and you will call them once per week for a minimum of six months.
  • All volunteers must have a background check, provide two references and engage in a Zoom interview with the program coordinator. All volunteers need to be NY residents or live in the Tri-State area

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