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FriendshipWorks

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We are looking for a couple of volunteers to assist older adults with getting on a Zoom call for a telemedicine appointment. These opportunities are in person and occur on site at an elder building on Thursdays through December between approximately 1:30-3:30pm. One building is in Brighton and the other buildings are in Newton.

Volunteers will assist elders with accessing their tele-health dental appointment via Zoom. Volunteers may also take notes or sit in on the visit as just another listening ear if requested by the elder. Volunteers should be patient, present and attentive. While volunteers do not need to be highly skilled, they should be comfortable with technology and able to trouble shoot basic issues that can come up.

Volunteers must be 18+. To volunteer: complete a short online application at: https://www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

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.

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  • Thu Sep 23, 2021 - afternoon / 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
    occurs every Thursday mid Sept- mid Dec; may continue starting January
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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.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

Thu Sep 23, 2021 - Thu Dec 16, 2021
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

105 Chauncy StreetBostonBoston, MA 02111

(42.35305,-71.06109)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Just under 2 hours every Thursday, or most Thursdays, through December.

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