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Senior Chat: make a friend make a difference! Volunteers needed to chat with seniors over the phone!

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ORGANIZATION: Sunnyside Community Services

Make a difference in a senior's life by making one call a week! As a Senior Chat volunteer, you will be matched with one senior to develop a friendship by chatting over the phone.

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
  • Mail letters, cards, and photos
Please note that all volunteers must live in the New York tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) and be over 18 years old.

Reach out to the program coordinator, Emma Finn, to learn more about how you can change a senior's life!

Call: 929-335-7911
Email: efinn@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

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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