Make a difference in the life of an Elder - Become a Friendly Visitor Volunteer

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Jewish Family & Children's Service

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Friendly Visitors

The Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with frail and isolated elders. Through one-on-one visits the program offers companionship, helps alleviate loneliness, promotes aging with dignity.

Volunteers visit their elder friend every week for about an hour. Friendly Visitor activities may include: sharing memories, helping with errands, sharing a holiday, keeping company with an elder or taking a walk. The time and day you meet with your elder is flexible and up to you and the elder to decide. All volunteers receive training and ongoing support from the JF&CS Friendly Visitor Program Manager.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Commit to visiting their elder once a week for about an hour
  • Commit to volunteering for approximately one year
  • At least 18 years old
  • Provide a minimum of two references
  • Attend required orientation/ interview 1-hour 1:1 training
  • Undergo a CORI check

How to Apply
If you are interested in volunteering for Friendly Visitors, please fill out this program-specific application form.

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1430 Main StreetWaltham, MA 02451





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  • One hour per week or every other week

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