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ORGANIZATION: Queens Community House

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Queens Community House’s Friendly Visiting Program needs a volunteer to provide thoughtful and engaging weekly visits and/or phone calls to isolated older adults with range of interests, hobbies, religious and political beliefs.

This particular client is 98 years old and lives in Jamaica, Queens . Can you imagine all the stories she has to share? She has a wonderful sense of humor, is very intelligent, and loves word searches, dominoes, and bingo. She lives with her daughter, and also has an aide with her 3 days a week, so she often has company, but is craving more meaningful connection and engagement. She has nine children and used to travel throughout the year to visit her children. She really enjoyed being able to spend several weeks with each of her children but is no longer able to travel to see them since she is now going to dialysis three times a week. It's been difficult for her to no longer be able to visit her family, so she'd love to learn how to use her smartphone so that she can video chat with her children and grandchildren. She'd also love to learn how to watch YouTube videos. She goes to dialysis on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays so she's not available those days. However, she'd be available for visits on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Sundays. If you drive, she has a driveway that the volunteer can park in.

To be a part of the friendly visiting program, you will have to be vaccinated, complete an application and some other paperwork, consent to a background check and supply two personal/professional references. After an interview, you will need to attend a training session that lasts about 90 minutes. The whole process might take a few weeks and we ask that you commit to stay for six months in the program. Volunteers report their visits to the program and do phone check-ins with the staff every three months.

If interested in this program, email us at

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About Queens Community House


108-25 62nd Drive, Forest Hills, NY 11375, US

Mission Statement

Queens Community House provides individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities.


Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse neighborhoods of Queens. We serve residents of all ages, races, faiths, and ethnicities while supporting the viability of the borough as a whole.

QCH was formed in 1975 (as Forest Hills Community House) to help heal the wounds of a neighborhood conflict. Over four decades, our reach and breadth have grown; today we offer a broad network of comprehensive services at 25 program sites in 11 different neighborhoods in Queens, allowing us to impact individuals, families, and entire communities.


Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


To Be ProvidedJamaica, NY 11434



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six-months commitment is required.

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