Volunteer “Friendly Visitors”

At Friend to Friend America, our mission is to combat loneliness and isolation among seniors by fostering meaningful connections and nurturing friendships. We believe that every individual, regardless of age, deserves companionship, support, and a sense of belonging. Through our dedicated efforts, we aim to enhance the well-being and quality of life for older adults in our community.

We are committed to matching compassionate Friendly Visitors with lonely and isolated seniors, creating lasting bonds that bring joy, companionship, and a renewed sense of purpose. Our meticulous process ensures that each match is based on shared interests, compatibility, and genuine care. We value the importance of building trust and fostering mutual understanding between our volunteers and seniors, creating a foundation for meaningful and fulfilling relationships.

By bridging the gap between generations and bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds, Friend to Friend America promotes understanding, empathy, and respect for the wisdom and experiences of our senior community members. We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive community where every senior feels valued, heard, and connected.

Friend to Friend America operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to serving seniors without any fees for our services. We rely on the support and generosity of community members like you to sustain our operations, ensuring that our services remain accessible to all seniors in need. Together, we can make a positive impact, alleviate loneliness, and create a stronger, more compassionate society.

Join us in our mission to bring friendship, support, and joy to seniors in our community. Together, we can make a difference—one connection at a time.

  1. A Review of the Benefits of Volunteering on Mental Health: A review article published in the journal Health & Social Care in the Community in 2019 found that volunteering is associated with increased mental well-being, decreased symptoms of depression, and reduced feelings of social isolation. Read the study.
  2. Volunteering and Well-being in Older Adults: A study published in the journal Psychology and Aging in 2016 explored the relationship between volunteering and well-being in older adults. It found that volunteering was associated with improved mental health and life satisfaction among older individuals. Read the study.
  3. Volunteering and Stress Reduction: Research published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2013 investigated the impact of volunteering on stress reduction. The study found that volunteering can lead to lower levels of stress and improved mental health. Read the study.
  4. Youth Volunteering and Psychological Well-being: A study published in the journal Journal of Youth and Adolescence in 2012 examined the relationship between youth volunteering and psychological well-being. It found that youth who volunteer tend to have higher levels of self-esteem and lower levels of depression. Read the study.
  5. Volunteering and Longevity: A study published in American Journal of Public Health in 2013 found that volunteering is associated with lower mortality rates, suggesting that it may have positive effects on both physical and mental health. Read the study.

These studies provide evidence for the positive impact of volunteering on mental health. However, it’s important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the benefits of volunteering can depend on factors such as the type of volunteering activity and personal motivations.

If you have a question, or you are interested in being part of our Friend to Friend program,  please contact us.

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