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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 a neighbor in need, but you will also receive all the benefits 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.Opportunities for Walking Buddies and Music Sharing also available. 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
Friendly Helper Provide short-term or one-time assistance to elders with a specific need or task. 1-3 hours per assist. A minimum of 3 assists within a 6 month period. Flexible depending on the volunteer’s schedule. A willingness to help elders and a little bit a patience. A car is not required. Apply to Friendly Helper
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
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
La Cadena de Amistad Providing visiting and medical escort services to Spanish-speaking elders. 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
MusicWorks Visiting with an elder friend for conversation and companionship, centered around listening to music and music appreciation. 1 or 2 hours per week or biweekly for at least 8 months. Only a desire to help and make a new friend! Familiarity with iPods and music streaming services will be helpful. Apply to MusicWorks
Join a Committee!
Do you have any skills/interest helping with the following committees:

  • Development Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Events Committee
Flexible. From 1-2 hours per month, to a couple hours/week depending on jobs assigned to Task Forces. Meetings are typically early morning or after office hours to accommodate work schedules. A desire to lend a hand where needed, and to share your skills. email us at friend@fw4elders.org