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Visiting Volunteers, A Service of Family Lifeline

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Visiting Volunteers is a free, volunteer-based friendly visiting program that provides companionship, outreach, and advocacy to lonely and isolated individuals in the community. Through regular friendly visits in the home with seniors and persons with disabilities, we strive to meet the social and emotional needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens, and help them to live safely in their own homes for as long as possible.

Become a visiting volunteer and help build social supports among older adults and persons with disabilities. This unique one-on-one volunteer experience gives you the opportunity to build a meaningful relationship. Weekly visits are scheduled when it works best for you and your friend.

During the pandemic, in person visits are suspended and volunteers will be making weekly reassurance phone calls to participants. The goal of the phone calls is to help reduce the social isolation of elderly participants.

Requirements include: need to be 18 (or volunteer with a parent), a year-long a commitment, submit application materials, attend volunteer training, and a pass background check.

We look forward to assisting you in making an impact on someone's life!

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About Visiting Volunteers, A Service of Family Lifeline


Family Lifeline, 2325 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220, US

Mission Statement

Visiting Volunteers' mission is increase social connectedness to relieve isolation and loneliness among older adults and persons with disabilities in our community.


Visiting Volunteers is a volunteer based program providing outreach, advocacy, and companionship to isolated older adults and Persons with Disabilities in the greater Richmond, Virginia area.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Family Lifeline2325 West Broad StreetRichmond, VA 23220



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Visit/make phone calls once a week for a year.
  • Desire to form a friendship with an older adult, good communication skills

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