Our Friendly Visiting program matches volunteers with elderly or disabled adults who would like somebody to visit them on an ongoing basis.
Why Friendly Visit?
Without the stimulation that social interaction and friendship provide, an isolated elder can experience poor health, a lack of strength and energy, depression, and other physical, emotional, and mental health problems. Weekly friendly visits can change all that.
Friendly Visiting is fun for both the volunteer and recipient! Many of our “matches” last years, allowing for shared interests and activities that come with enduring friendships.
How It Works
Volunteers visit with their friends for an hour or two each week.
Some activities that our volunteers enjoy with their friends include:
- A friendly chat over a meal
- Going for walks
- Reading aloud
- Helping with light chores or housework
- Any other activity that friends enjoy!
FriendshipWorks goes to great lengths to ensure that “matches” are favorable for both the volunteer and recipient, taking into consideration personality, geography, and many other criteria. Apply to volunteer and tell us a little about yourself. We’ll introduce you to somebody special!
To volunteer with FriendshipWorks, please fill out our online application or call us at 617-482-1510 for more information.