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Help elders feel connected -- make cards!

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FriendshipWorks

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 23 people are interested

FriendshipWorks is seeking volunteers who would like to use their networks of family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to make cards for elders. We are looking for nature-themed or animal-themed cards. Many of our elders were already isolated and many more have become so since the outbreak of COVID-19. This is the perfect family-friend project!

Volunteers will serve as the coordinator for their own 'network’ to collect cards and then will mail them together to FriendshipWorks. FriendshipWorks will send the cards to residents in elder buildings, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.

Cards can be store-bought or homemade, and can include homemade artwork, collages, pictures, poems, or messages. We are particularly looking for cards that have a nature or animal theme. We encourage cardmakers to include messages such as "Dear Friend, we are thinking of you," "Hope you are well" or "You are in our thoughts" but leave cardmakers a great deal of flexibility in the message they would like to share. Recently, we've had requests for cards around a theme, such as animals or nature.

Volunteers should submit an application on our website https://www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/ and select Friendly Helping (write cards in one of the text boxes.)

For more information, contact Carolina at cmartinez@fw4elders.org .

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About FriendshipWorks

Location:

105 Chauncy St., Suite 801, Boston, MA 02111, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Animals
Arts & Culture
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

105 Chauncy Street8th FloorBostonBoston, MA 02111

(42.35305,-71.06109)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible.
  • This opportunity is open to any age. It can be one-time or on-going.

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