21 people are interested
Friendly Visiting - Visit with Isolated Older Adults (Spanish Speaking Preferred, but All Welcome!)
ORGANIZATION: Heights and Hills
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21 people are interested
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, complete a criminal background check, 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!
Important Note: Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Heights and Hills! Currently, we strongly prefer volunteers who live and/or can travel to the following Brooklyn neighborhoods: Flatbush, East Flatbush, East New York, Crown Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant. Although we encourage all to apply, please be advised there will be a wait if you have other neighborhood preferences.
- Must be 18 years or older
- Flexible, mature, kind, compassionate and reliable
- Able to communicate verbally and in writing
- Ability to follow through on commitments
- Willing to learn and follow organizational policies, confidentiality laws and volunteer guidelines
- Willing to attend our New Volunteer Training
- 2 references required
Preferred Skills: Spanish and/or Creole speaking
Training: There is an upcoming general volunteer training being held on Monday, November 20, at 6 pm, in-person at our downtown Brooklyn office. To RSVP please email Abbie Broughton, friendly visiting coordinator, at email@example.com. The confirmation email will include the address and any special instructions.
Volunteer Application: All volunteers must submit an application, please use the link below to access the application:
Contact: Volunteer Program Director at 718 596-8789, ext. 335 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Heights and Hills
81 Willoughby Street, Suite 302, Brooklyn, NY 11201, US
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.
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.
Various Brooklyn neighborhoodsBrooklyn, NY 11201
October 25, 2023
- Elder care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One-two hours a week for at least six months
- Criminal background check