Volunteer opportunity description

Riseboro Community Partnership is seeking volunteers who are interested in spending one hour out of the week chatting via phone with a home bound senior citizen. Many of our seniors are more isolated and therefore are battling depression and anxiety due to the impact of COVID-19.

Our senior citizens are unable to go out into the community and are looking for a companion to laugh with, talk to and enjoy their time with!

Volunteers have three different ways to engage with seniors: 

1) Having one on one calls

2) Visiting seniors in their own home 

3) Facilitating a group call (seniors participate in a group call) 

This is a mutually rewarding friendship, where you're able to learn about the seniors in your neighborhoods, their art styles, interests and the changes that have occurred to the community over the years!

We serve a diverse group of elderly and seek people of all backgrounds and ages (18 and up) to join us in helping our seniors feel more connected to their communities.

This Friendly Visiting Program is funded by The NYC Department for the Aging.

Requirements

Requirements:

We require that volunteers undergo a criminal background check, provide 2 references (contact information and phone number), and a volunteer interview via Zoom. 

Volunteers must commit for atleast 6 months. 

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times

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Volunteer opportunity location(s)

About the organization

Riseboro Community Partnership

Contact:
Biviana Coyomani
Friendly Visiting Coordinator
929-322-0065
Organization’s website:
http://riseboro.com