Help Boston's Seniors Access Medical Care


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

105 Chauncy St.Boston, MA 02111

FRIENDSHIPWORKS: Matching Volunteers with Elders since 1984

About

FriendshipWorks needs Medical Escort volunteers to help take elders to or from medical appointments. Many elders are unable to make the trip alone due to age or disability, and need someone caring to provide support. This is a great opportunity for volunteers with weekday availability and flexible schedules. Volunteer on your own schedule! We need volunteers with and without cars. As a Medical Escort, you will have the satisfaction of helping a community member in need, and will also get the opportunity to meet some very interesting people!

The need for Medical Escorts is high! Currently, there are 62,237 older adults living in Boston. According to the 2000 Census, half the households in Suffolk County with a member who is 65 lack access to a vehicle. Research shows that non-driving elders get to the doctor 15% less than elders who do drive, often because they don't know how they'll get there, or lack support once inside the hospital.

You can fill out an application to volunteer online: http://www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/apply-online/

You can contact us at 617-482-1510 or at mbyrne@fw4elders.org

Skills

  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
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