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Visit a Howard Beach Older Adult and Uplift Them Each Week

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ORGANIZATION: Queens Community House

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Queen Community House's Friendly Visiting Program matches homebound older adults with volunteers in their community, creating intergenerational relationships in Central and Southeast Queens. We're currently in need of a kind volunteer to provide social engagement to a homebound older adult in Howard Beach. The payoff is that you will brighten their day and make you feel pretty good, too. This "friend at home" has slight memory loss but is still full of conversations to share with you! If you're good at pulling them out of her during your visit, all the better.

Friendly visiting is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Together, the older adult and volunteer can discuss shared interests, learn/teach new skills, read books, learn technology, and celebrate special holidays.
The program also aims to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst seniors in our neighborhoods and communities. Friendly visitors must be 18 and over, be open to committing to 6 months of volunteerism, and a background check is required to participate in the program.

Email us at volunteer@qchnyc.org or call us at 929-296-3264 to learn more!

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About Queens Community House

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

To Be ProvidedHoward Beach, NY 11414

(40.6594,-73.8432)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to one hour per week

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