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Relieve Loneliness - Become a Companion for the Elderly

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Friendly Visitors Make a Difference!

Be a friend to a local senior. Visit with an elder in his or her home to provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and share interests. For some elders, this match-up program is one of their most important services and they look forward to seeing their companion every week! During your visit you will often sit and talk and may play games, cards, read, open mail, or take walks.

Get involved in your community and make a difference! The times and hours are flexible and can fit into a busy schedule.

In response to COVID-19, Ethos adheres to current CDC social distancing guidelines.

Apply via https://www.ethocare.org/volunteer/application/

More information: https://www.ethocare.org/volunteer/

To Apply: https://www.ethocare.org/volunteerapplication/ or contact Miriam Michelson at 617-522-6700 x540 or mmichelson@ethocare.org

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About Ethos


555 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, US

Mission Statement

Ethos promotes personal well-being, dignity and autonomy by delivering home and community-based care which supports family caregiving, fosters social interaction and reflects cultural diversity.


Ethos is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1973 (as Southwest Boston Senior Services) for the purpose of serving the elderly and handicapped of Roslindale, West Roxbury, southern Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park and western Mattapan. The agency provides approximately 4,000 people per year with services such as: case management, protective services, homemaker/personal care, transportation, congregate and home delivered meals and volunteer opportunities.

People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


555 Amory StreetJamaica Plain, MA 02130




  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour per week

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