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Friendly Connection Program

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Jewish Family Service

  • 17 people are interested

Jewish Family Service is looking for volunteers for the Friendly Connection Program (formerly the Friendly Caller Program) to make routine, check in phone or video calls to older adults and/or to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are homebound and isolated now more than ever during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Connections should be made 1-2 times/week and should last about 15 minutes. Flexible with schedule. Volunteers MUST reside in Monroe County, NY. Training and guidelines provided and volunteers must complete a criminal background check prior to volunteering.

If you are interested, please complete the volunteer questionnaire at: https://forms.gle/9eGeGXRE4Hzj3Pbp7

Once you have completed the form, please follow up with us at: volunteer@jfsrochester.org

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About Jewish Family Service


255 East Ave, Suite 201, Rochester, NY 14604, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family Service is not-for-profit agency that services people of all races and religions. It provides the Greater Rochester community with programs and services in the areas of counseling, elder services, developmental disabilities and those with traumatic brain injury.


Jewish Family Service helps countless adults, individuals, children, teenagers and families through transitions and crises of their lives and have strengthened many thousands of families, and continue to do so every day.

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We'll work with your schedule.


Jewish Family Service255 East Ave, Suite 201Rochester, NY 14604


  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 calls per week for approximately 15 minutes each.
  • Volunteers MUST reside within Monroe County, NY.

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