Becoming a FriendshipWorks volunteer is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Not only will you be doing a great service to a neighbor in need, but you will also receive all the benefits that friendship can bestow.
Which FriendshipWorks volunteer opportunity is right for you? Consult our chart to find out, then fill out a volunteer application!
|What It Involves||Time Commitment||Skills Needed||Application Process|
|Friendly Visiting||Visiting with an elder friend for conversation, shared experience, and companionship.||1 or 2 hours per week for at least 8 months.||Only a desire to help out and make a new friend!||Apply to be a Friendly Visitor|
|Medical Escort||Accompanying an elder to medical appointments, providing emotional and physical support along the way.||Flexible. Can be tailored around the volunteer’s availability.||A compassionate personality and a little bit of patience. A car is not required.||Apply to be a Medical Escort|
|La Cadena de Amistad||Providing visiting and medical escort services to Spanish-speaking elders and disabled adults.||Flexible, depending on volunteer’s schedule.||A desire to help out and make a new friend. Spanish speakers are preferred.||Apply to La Cadena de Amistad|
|PetPals||Visiting a nursing home with your pet.||Weekly visits for at least 8 months.||Must have a sociable dog or cat that would enjoy regular visits with strangers.||Apply to PetPals|
|Strong For Life||Incorporating strength and balance exercises into weekly friendly visits. May include walking activities.||1 or 2 hours per week, for at least 8 months.||A desire to help and a little bit of patience||Apply to Strong for Life|
|Office Volunteers||Do you have any skills/interest helping with:
||Flexible. From 1-2 hours per month, to 10 hours/week. There are ways to help to fit any schedule.||A desire to lend a hand where needed, and willingness to learn something new.||Apply to be an office volunteer|