It takes only an hour or two a week to give someone the gift of friendship – simply by calling, visiting, listening, remembering a birthday, and being there to lend a helping hand.
Friendly Visitors commit to six months of weekly visits, with some visiting relationships now going on four years. We match Friendly Visitor volunteers with frail and homebound seniors in 19 Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Volunteers are interviewed, receive appropriate training, and are then matched with requests from older adults. Once a match is made, we continue to monitor the relationship, offering guidance and advice.
Summer 2022 UPDATE
**Please note that any client-facing volunteer work, this includes Friendly Visiting, will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.**
New Friendly Visiting match visits will begin over the phone until an in-person transition can safely begin, thank you for your understanding.
Next Volunteer Training: Monday, 8/15, at 6:00 pm
Please use this link to register for our upcoming training that will cover all of Heights and Hills volunteer opportunities.