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Build a Friendship With a Senior in DC

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  • 34 people are interested
Visiting with our seniors
A volunteer visiting with two of our seniors

This is a great way to spend time with an individual senior on a schedule that works for you! We work with over 1,000 seniors annually, and many of them are very isolated and have limited opportunity to interact with others. They have seen so much and have amazing stories and experiences to share. We will introduce you to a senior, and then you will have the responsibility of scheduling at least one visit with them each month (more if possible). Our hope is that you will build a friendship that continues over the course of months, or even longer! Many of our seniors live in the core Northwest DC neighborhoods of Petworth, Columbia Heights, Shaw, and Mount Vernon Square, but it may be possible to connect with a senior in another neighborhood that's convenient for you.

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About We Are Family DC


1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010, US

Mission Statement

We Are Family reaches out with services, advocacy, and companionship to isolated, low-income seniors in the Shaw, Columbia Heights, Petworth and Adams Morgan areas of Washington, DC, using a volunteer-driven model, grounded in grassroots senior leadership.


We Are Family serves seniors in the Shaw, Columbia Heights, Petworth, and Adams Morgan neighborhoods of Washington, DC. We bring advocacy, services, organizing, and companionship into the homes of the elderly, while helping to build friendships across boundaries like race, class, religion, age, culture, and sexual orientation.

Most of our work is done by volunteers. While many of those who help do the work of We Are Family are seniors themselves -- who, after all, have built this community -- *we need you as well.* We use volunteer assistance for our outreach and our grocery deliveries to over 1,000 seniors each month. Please join us!




We'll work with your schedule.


1525 Newton St. NWWashington, DC 20010




  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours each month

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