Friendly Visitors

The RiseBoro Case Management program provides our most socially isolated seniors with a "Friendly Visitor" volunteer that spends at least one hour a week at the senior's home providing companionship. The program also offers inter-generational connections for seniors and volunteers and in some instances offers active seniors themselves the opportunity to volunteer. Our coordinator works to match clients with volunteers so that they develop a bond that rewards each with mutual appreciation and friendship. Our volunteer's and clients share anecdotes, discuss current events, paint, write, listen to music and play games among other activities.

Our volunteers are carefully trained and screened before a match is made with a senior.

For Volunteers

In addition to the bonds you develop that will enhance your life and those of a senior, the benefits of volunteering are many and may include:

  • Expanding your network and make valuable new connections
  • Deepening your community impact and make a difference
  • Enhancing your resume and portfolio
  • Sharpening your skills

Getting Involved

If you are interested in becoming a "Friendly Visitor" contact:

Adriana Ortiz, Coordinator
T: (718) 443-1903 or email at aortiz@riseboro.org

 
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