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Selfhelp is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through a spectrum of housing, home health care, and social services.
The Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visiting Program matches homebound seniors with volunteers in the community who make weekly visits in the seniors’ homes. Friendly visiting helps relieve the senior’s social isolation and is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Seniors and the volunteer can take part in fun activities like playing card games, discussing current events, sharing stories, learning/teaching new skills, and celebrating special days in the lives of the seniors. Your time and companionship as a friendly visitor is invaluable!
We ask for a minimum commitment of six months of weekly hour-long visits. Matches are based on your availability and geographic location. Our office is located in Flushing and we service the areas of College Point, Bayside, Whitestone, and Flushing.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Interview, references, and background check are required. We provide training.