Give not only your time but your heart! Be a friend to someone who needs a friend and have fun while you do it! Family Lifeline's Visiting Volunteers Program needs volunteers to provide weekly friendly visits to older adults and persons with diabilities experiencing loneliness and isolation.
There is always paperwork, but it's painless: a simple application packet and background check. Family Lifeline staff provide training and on-going support.
When you visit is flexible and up to you and your "Friend." However, since your Friend needs time to get to know you and build a bond, we ask you commit to visiting with your Friend for a year. Volunteers visit in their friend's home. This can be anywhere within the Richmond Metro area, though we strive to make matches within 10 miles of the volunteer's home. Many of our volunteers report getting as much as they give.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Visit once a week for a year
- desire to form a friendship with an older adult, good communication skills