Most of our volunteers are out in the community helping elders who need support and companionship. Their connection to our organization remains strong and they build relationships with one another by attending a number of volunteer events each year.
Twice a year the FriendshipWorks program coordinators organize learning opportunities for our volunteers. The workshops aim to give volunteers a better understanding of issues related to aging and to help develop skills for working with an older population. Previous workshops included “How to Say No: Tips for Creating Boundaries,” “Better Communication with Your Elder Friend,” “Mobility Skills Training: Walkers, Wheelchairs, & Canes,” “Talking to Elders with Memory Impairment” and “Defusing Anger.”
One of our most anticipated events is the annual Volunteer Appreciation, where we rent out a venue in Boston and showcase our volunteers’ amazing achievements that year. Our executive director, Janet Seckel-Cerrotti presents on what we’ve achieved together by working to better the lives of Boston’s older adults. This is a formal thank you, with food, dessert and gifts, for those who’ve given their time to make our community a better place. This year’s event is set for
Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 from 6:00-7:30PM
Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA
Join us for hors d’oeuvres, music, and friendship. We will also present the David Libby Volunteer Award. Please RSVP by emailing Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org
Old South Church is located at 645 Boylston Street, on the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets, at the Copley T stop.
Old South is located at the Copley stop on the Green Line of the T. We are also a short walk from the Back Bay station on the Orange Line (from the station, walk two blocks north on Dartmouth Street). Bus routes 9, 10, 39, and 55 also stop in Copley Square.
From the North via I-93: Take I-93 south to Exit #26 for Storrow Drive/North Station. At the bottom of the ramp, keep left for Storrow Drive. From Storrow, take the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.
From the South via I-93: Take I-93 north to Exit #18 for Mass. Ave./Roxbury. Turn left onto the Mass. Ave. Connector, then turn right (north) onto Mass. Ave. Continue on Mass. Ave. for a little over a mile, then turn right onto Boylston Street. Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.
From the West via the Mass. Turnpike (I-90): Take the Mass. Pike east to Exit #22 for Prudential/Copley. Bear right in the exit ramp, following signs for Copley Square. Take the first left onto Dartmouth Street, and continue two blocks to Boylston Street. Old South is on the left.
From the West via Storrow Drive: Take Storrow east to the Fenway exit, following signs for Boylston Street Inbound. Once you cross Mass. Ave., Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.
From the East via Storrow Drive: Take Storrow west to the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.
Parking is limited. The nearest parking garages are at 100 Clarendon (behind Back Bay Station) and the Prudential Garage. Full fees will apply.
Old South Church is fully wheelchair accessible at our front entrance, with interior elevators and handicap accessible restrooms. Handicap parking spaces are available on Boylston Street (between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets) across from the church. The Copley T Station, beside our church, is fully wheelchair accessible.
Holiday Open House
During the holiday season we always hold a day for the friends and volunteers of FriendshipWorks to stop by and say hello. Our conference room becomes a winter wonderland (we love decorating!) and is filled with delicious snacks, cookies, fruit, and beverages.