The Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with frail and isolated elders who are living either in their homes or long-term care facilities. Through one-on-one visits the program offers companionship, helps alleviate loneliness, promotes aging with dignity, and for many offers a treasured connection to Judaism.
Volunteers visit their elder every week for about an hour. Activities may include: sharing memories, helping with errands, sharing a holiday, or taking a walk. The time and day you meet with your elder is flexible and up to you and the elder to decide. All volunteers receive training and ongoing support from the JF&CS Friendly Visitor Program Coordinator. The program also provides holiday gatherings for vulnerable elders receiving services from JF&CS.
- Commit to visiting their elder once a week for about an hour
- Commit to volunteering for at least six months
- At least 18 years old
- Provide a minimum of two references
- Attend required interview and 1-hour 1:1 training
- Undergo a CORI check
How to Apply
If you are interested in volunteering for Friendly Visitors, please fill out this application form.
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