Friendship Centers' volunteers serve in nearly every aspect of this organization, and make possible an umbrella of programs and services that include health and wellness and supportive aging services.
There are many opportunities to be part of "People Helping People", including:
Volunteer physicians, dentists, pharmacists and medical personnel at our clinics
Home delivered meals drivers
Instructors at our senior centers
Friendly visitors who help homebound elders at home through our Friendship at Home program,
Teens who share their technical expertise in our summer "Tech Boot Camps" for seniors
Friendship Centers has been helping older adults live with dignity and independence since 1973. We are a private, non-profit non-sectarian charitable organization, which has earned a state, national and international reputation for innovative approaches to service delivery for older adults.
Join our family of "Million Dollar" Volunteers
"People Helping People" is the cornerstone of our philosophy. Since our founding. volunteers have contributed more than 1,132,223 hours at a value of $25,503,482. Last year, 1500 men and women donated more than 132,000 hours of service with an in-kind value of nearly $2.5 million. When you become a volunteer at Friendship Centers you can be proud to be part of a family of volunteers who are helping to improve the quality of life and health for older adults every day.
Commonly Asked Questions
How do you become a volunteer at the Friendship Centers?
Complete an application with the manager of Volunteer Services or any FC supervisor, or print the attached volunteer application (see "Related Files" below) and mail to Volunteer Services in the county where you wish to serve. An interview will be scheduled and you will have an opportunity to learn about current organizational needs and opportunities before selecting the area that most appeals to you. Your application information will be forwarded to the appropriate supervisor, who will contact you.
Are there seasonal volunteer opportunities?
Yes. some positions may require year-round volunteers. However if you need to be absent for any reason - including illness, family needs, vacations or summer return to the North - FC asks only that you give your supervisor as much notice as possible so that a replacement can be planned. Because many of our volunteers return to the North for the summer, your help is especially needed during the summer and fall months.