Because of COVID-19, Davidson County's older adults are being asked to remain at home leading to prolonged isolation which can be detrimental to their physical and mental well-being. Senior Ride Nashville’s Friendly Neighbor Program (FNP) pairs volunteers with older adults in our ride program to provide friendly conversation, social stimulation, and errand support, as needed. This program reduces isolation and fosters community connection even while physical isolation is necessary.
Volunteers call program members weekly for friendly conversation. Volunteers are available to help with occasional tasks like grocery runs, prescription pick ups, post office drop offs, etc. As friendships form, program members and volunteers can also coordinate socially distanced visits. FNP volunteers must be 18 or older, complete an online training and pass a background check.
The benefits of volunteering through the FNP are:
Volunteers provide greatly needed support to help older adults maintain their connection to the community during a time of extended isolation.
FNP fosters friendship between volunteers and older adults and makes it easy to volunteer when it suits your schedule.
Volunteers communicate directly with their older neighbor to find a time to connect that works for both.
For convenience of errand support, volunteers will be paired with older neighbors who live near them. Our program members live in: West Nashville, Madison, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, and East Nashville.
Mileage reimbursement is available for errands and/or in-person visits upon request.
To improve the quality of life for older adults residing in Davidson County by providing courteous and safe door-through-door volunteer transportation to those eligible for service, enabling them to obtain essential services, maintain their health and well-being, and actively engage in community life.
Senior Ride Nashville is an affordable, assisted ride service that pairs a senior who needs a ride with a volunteer who can give one.
Wed Sep 23, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 16, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Estimated time commitment is up to 1.5 hours/week.