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Heights and Hills

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Friendly Visiting
Charlotte and Shana enjoying an outing together during a weekly visit.

Since 1971, Heights and Hills has helped Brooklyn's older adults age successfully in their communities with independence, dignity and grace.

Our Friendly Visiting program matches volunteers of all ages with home-bound and/or socially isolated seniors for weekly companionship - currently matches are meeting virtually but we hope you and your match can meet in person soon! In person, volunteers and clients go on walks, run errands, cook together, play cards, craft, talk about music, art, sports, politics or whatever else they find they have in common!

Whenever possible Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with seniors in their own neighborhood. Getting started is easy: fill out a short application, attend a training, speak with a member of the volunteer staff then you’ll have the opportunity to be matched with a new friend.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Training: There is an upcoming general volunteer training being held on January 19th, at 6 pm, via zoom. Please use the following link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oduipqD0pG9y9ENiwSmx17fsYj4FcHI2B

Contact: Volunteer Program at 718 596-8789, ext. 335 or volunteer@heightsandhills.org for more information. Volunteer applications available at http://www.heightsandhills.org/volunteer/.

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About Heights and Hills

Location:

81 Willoughby Street, Suite 302, Brooklyn, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

Our mission statement is guided by the following beliefs: older adults are assets to their communities. Older adults' skills, experience, and wisdom enhance our civic organizations and institutions as well as individual lives. Further, older adults are entitled to live as independently as possible, with dignity and personal choice. In support of our mission, Heights and Hills operates three programs for older adults and their families: Case management for older adults, Caregiver support to family members, friends or neighbors who aid loved ones, and the Volunteer team who recruits appropriate volunteers to perform one or two of these services: the friendly visiting program, a volunteer becomes a companion to a senior and visits every week for an hour's time. Special Project volunteers aid in a variety of areas, this can be a grocery trip on behalf of a client, delivering birthday flowers or a much-needed wheelchair, this is a flexible opportunity.

Description

Heights and Hills is a large social service case management agency located in downtown Brooklyn, New York. We serve approximately 19 neighborhoods in Brooklyn which includes aiding 800+ seniors a month so that they live safely and autonomously in their homes. We believe older adults are assets to their communities. Furthermore, Older adults' skills, experience, and wisdom enhance our civic organizations and institutions as well as individual lives; and older adults are an economic asset to communities.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Brooklyn neighborhoodsBrooklyn, NY 11201

(40.69868,-73.98594)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One-two hours a week for at least six months
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

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