Older Adults Looking for New Friends - be a friendly visitor with a shut-in.
ORGANIZATION: Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services
Please visit the new page to apply.
Do you like to drink coffee? Watch soaps? Play cards and games? Sit and gab? There are older adults in Westmoreland County who would love an hour of your time and your willing ear to chase away the loneliness of an empty nest. You may hear their stories over and over, or look at the photos again and again, but you will bring joy to those whose loved ones are now gone, be present in the here and now.
If you have a loving heart and a patient hand, this volunteer opportunity will bring as much joy to you as you give away. Call today to get matched with a senior in Westmoreland County who lives in your community. They might be a neighbor that you never knew but will soon grow to love.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services
221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS) and Open Your Heart to a Senior in Westmoreland County are programs of Wesley Family Services with a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County through practical volunteer-based supports.
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh and Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) are part of an initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.
Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more! Some of our opportunities are suspended at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact us for a current list of available opportunities.
In Allegheny County, we also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.
521 Plymouth StreetGreensburg, PA 15601
August 23, 2023
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours each month. More if you are available.
- All volunteers must complete or provide a PA Criminal Background Clearance (current within the last 5 years); PA Child Abuse Clearance (current within the last 5 years). Valid ID.