COVID-19 update: Seniors and volunteers have weekly “phone visits” rather than meeting in person; we are matching seniors who are isolated due to the shelter-in-place with volunteers to check in on a regular basis.
Become a Friendly Visitors volunteer.
- Age 60 and over
- Live in Alameda County
About the Program
Our Friendly Visitors program matches frail, isolated older adults with volunteers that provide companionship through weekly visits, phone calls and outings. This program has helped thousands of people find stimulating companionship as well as life long friends. From a tentative first visit, we have watched friendships blossom that have led to both volunteer and older adult developing a deep appreciation of the joys and challenges of aging.
This program is partially funded by Area Agency on Aging and generous individuals, organizations, and businesses in the community.