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Love Cricket, Tennis, Track & Field, and Soccer ?! Become a Friendly Visitor!

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ORGANIZATION: Queens Community House

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Queens Community House’s Friendly Visiting Program seeks volunteers to provide thoughtful and engaging weekly phone calls to isolated older adults with range of interests, hobbies, religious and political beliefs. Visits can be either in person or via phone.

This client is 82 years old and lives in Hollis, NY. He is originally from Guyana, and moved to NY when he finished high school. He recently had a stroke, which means that he is now spending a lot of time at home and isn't able to go outside much. He's very friendly, and LOVES talking about sports, especially cricket, track & field, soccer, and tennis. He'd love to have a weekly visitor to talk sports with, and play checkers and dominoes with.

To become a friendly visitor, you will have to complete an application and some other paperwork, provide two personal/professional references, consent to a background check, interview and then complete a 90-minute training. The process can take two to four weeks. There is short weekly reporting about your visits or phone calls and phone check-ins with the staff every three months. We ask that you commit to at least six months once the right match is found for you.

If interested, email us at volunteer@qchnyc.org

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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
Seniors
Sports & Recreation
Community, Seniors, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

To Be ProvidedHollis, NY 11412

(40.6964,-73.7625)
 

SKILLS

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills

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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