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Volunteer Opportunities At A Glance

Becoming a FriendshipWorks volunteer is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Not only will you be doing a great service to an elder in need, but you will also receive all the benefits friendship can bestow.

Which FriendshipWorks volunteer opportunity is right for you? Consult below to find out and then fill out a volunteer application!

Friendly Visiting:

  • What it involves: Visiting with an elder friend for conversation, shared experience, and companionship. Opportunities for Walking Buddies and MusicWorks also available.
  • Time commitment: 1 or 2 hours per week for at least 8 months.
  • Skills needed: Only a desire to help out and make a new friend!
  • Click here to learn more!

    Medical Escorts:

  • What it involves: Accompanying an elder to medical appointments, providing emotional and physical support along the way.
  • Time commitment: Flexible. Can be tailored around the volunteer’s availability.
  • Skills needed: A compassionate personality and a little bit of patience. A car is not required.
  • Click here to learn more!

    Friendly Helping:

  • What it involves: Provide short-term or one-time assistance to elders with a specific need or task.
  • Time commitment: 1-3 hours per assist. Flexible depending on the volunteer’s schedule.
  • Skills needed: A willingness to help elders and a little bit a patience. A car is not required.
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    PetPals:

  • What it involves: Visiting a nursing home with your pet.
  • Time commitment: Weekly visits for at least 8 months.
  • Skills needed: Must have a sociable dog or cat that would enjoy regular visits with strangers.
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    MusicWorks:

  • What it involves: Visiting with an elder friend for conversation and companionship, centered around listening to music and music appreciation.
  • Time commitment: 1 or 2 hours per week or biweekly for at least 8 months.
  • Skills needed: Only a desire to help and make a new friend!
  • Click here to learn more!

    Volunteer with us today!