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Visit older adults in West Roxbury & Chestnut Hill! (car required)

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FriendshipWorks

Bring companionship via weekly, in-person visits to older adults living in West Roxbury and Chestnut Hill. Due to public transit constraints, a car is likely needed.

To volunteer: please complete a volunteer application at https://www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/ This opportunity is in-person.

The commitment is generally once a week for a period of at least 9-12 months (day and time flexible). Friendly visiting matches go for walk, run errands, share a cup of tea or coffee, or share stories. Over time, both people grow and learn from each other, often becoming great friends.

FriendshipWorks was founded 37 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.

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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
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

105 Chauncy StreetBostonBoston, MA 02111

(42.35305,-71.06109)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45-60 minutes each visit; once visit per week

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