Seeking Social Butterflies and Conversationalists for Friendly Visiting with Seniors

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ORGANIZATION: Sunnyside Community Services

Do people say you make friends everywhere? Are you outgoing, talkative, love to meet people? Are you curious about other people's perspectives? Are you a stellar volunteer who goes above and beyond to help others?

You've come to the right place.

How it works: our expert matchmaker (program coordinator) will take your unique personality and skills into consideration and match you with an older adult and you will develop a friendship with this person in person at their home.

I know, I know this is EXACTLY what you've been looking for. But before you sign up, please read our program requirements below.

  • All volunteers must:
    • Live in the New York tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut) and be at least 18 years old.
    • Commit at least six months to participating in our program to build a meaningful relationship with their matched older adult.
    • Provide two references and consent to a background check (more information in the application).

Ok, now you can let us know you're interested.

Reach out to Jennie Thomas to learn more about how you can change a senior's life!

Jennie Thomas

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Program Coordinator for Friendly Visiting and Pet Pals
718-784-6173, ext. 510 |

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About Sunnyside Community Services


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.


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.


Computers & Technology
Community, Computers & Technology, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Bilingual
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • 6 months.

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