Friendly Visiting Program: Form Meaningful Connections with Homebound Seniors
As a Friendly Visitor, you join a unique group of volunteers who reach out to isolated older adults in your community. Your weekly visits are a gift that makes a world of difference to someone who is socially isolated.
Friendly Visiting offers the opportunity to cultivate a lasting friendship, to learn from a senior’s life experiences, and to benefit from the personal satisfaction derived from community service. Friendly Visiting leads to the creation of meaningful relationships between older adults and volunteers, promoting intergenerational understanding. For homebound older adults, this program provides a sense of connection to the outside world, something to look forward to, and a sense of contributing to society through sharing their wisdom, knowledge, talents and stories with you.
Visit an older adult you are matched with once a week, in the senior’s home
Provide monthly reports/updates to the Friendly Visiting program coordinator
One hour per week, for a minimum of six months
Flexible hours and days to allow for a mutually convenient time for the volunteer and senior to meet