Our mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support.
Our vision is to end elder isolation. We have more than thirty years of experience placing volunteers for this purpose.
FriendshipWorks partners with congregations of all faiths to identify people who need assistance and find volunteers who share our goal of helping a neighbor in need. We cooperate and share referrals with area hospitals, long-term care facilities, health, government, and human service agencies.
National Volunteer Caregiving Network
FriendshipWorks is a founding member of the National Volunteer Caregiving Network, a collection of volunteer organizations around that country whose purpose are to bring volunteers of different faiths together to care for their neighbors who may be isolated and living with chronic health conditions or disabilities.
NVCN’s mission is to create independent living through the advocacy, support, and development of local volunteer caregiving programs.