Volunteer opportunity description

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are focusing on having new volunteers do phone/video visits to help protect our senior clients.*

Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visiting is a program that matches homebound seniors with volunteers in their community who make weekly in-person, phone, and/or video visits. Friendly visiting is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Together, the older adult and volunteer can discuss shared interests, learn/teach new skills, read books, learn technology, and celebrate special holidays. We are currently looking for volunteers that would be interested in being a part of an individual or group chat matches with our older adults. Your time and companionship as a friendly visitor is invaluable!

We ask for a minimum commitment of six months for weekly hour-long visits. Matches are based on volunteer availability and geographic location. Our office is located in Flushing and we service the areas of College Point, Bayside, Whitestone, and Flushing. If you would like to volunteer at a location closer to you, please let me know and I will connect to the right Friendly Visiting Program.

Watch this video regarding one of our Friendly Visiting matches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjV-X8OSdyY 

*We are currently in need of ENGLISH, TAGALOG, SPANISH, CANTONESE, MANDARIN, and KOREAN speakers!



Volunteers must be 18 or older. An interview, training, references, and background check are required.

Weekly hour-long visits for a minimum of 6 months.


LOCATION (may vary):
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11355

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visitor Program

Christella Tuldanes
Program Coordinator
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