It is easier than you think to put a smile on a senior's face. All you have to do is be a Friendly Visitor. A Friendly Visitor is someone who brightens someones day, week, month, and ultimately, their life by paying them visits at their homes. You will be matched with a homebound senior that has a similar personality, similar interests, and similar hobbies and meet with them each week for about an hour. The goal is to diminish some of the isolation the senior may be experiencing and for a new friendship to blossom in the process. A visit may consist of listening to music, going to a coffee shop, or maybe even visiting a museum. Many of the friendly visiting volunteers have been visiting the same senior for a number of years and have expressed that it feels like having another family member. You can have this experience too as a Friendly Visiting volunteer! The seniors that participate in the program live on the west side of Manhattan, from 14th street to 110th street.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- One hour a week for at least 6 months