4 people are interested
Thinking about nursing/med school? Get valuable experience escorting elders to medical appointments
4 people are interested
We are looking for volunteers to help escort elders to their medical appointments. As a volunteer, you provide a friendly face and conversation, and may provide a little added physical support. Many of our volunteers have found the experience extremely valuable before nursing/medical school or future careers in healthcare. We are looking for both English and Spanish speaking volunteers to assist elders throughout Boston and Brookline!
Medical Escorts: A "door-through-door" service where volunteers accompany elders to medical appointments, providing personalized support before, during, and after the visit. No car or driving necessary but escorts happen weekdays during business hours. We ask for a 6-12 month commitment, although you can choose which escorts fit your schedule.
FriendshipWorks was founded 35 years ago to help reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. This work is accomplished by recruiting volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support. Volunteers are critical to helping address the serious health risks posed by social isolation in the elder community, including accelerating brain and cardiovascular aging.
Help us make matches that create connections, lead to friendships, and reduce isolation, one elder at a time. In turn, you are rewarded with rich one-on-one relationships. The beauty is in both the giving and receiving at FriendshipWorks.
To volunteer: please complete a volunteer application at https://www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/ Also visit our website to learn more: www.fw4elders.org
105 Chauncy St., Suite 801, Boston, MA 02111, US
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.
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.
105 Chauncy StreetBostonBoston, MA 02111
September 15, 2021
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- You usually need a 3-4 hour block of time, weekdays. We ask you to commit to doing at least 3 escorts within a 6-9 month period that work with your schedule.
- Interview, CORI and reference check, training