Senior Program & SAGE

Volunteer Application

Senior Program and Sage Program Friendly Visiting

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a Friendly Visitor with our Senior Program and Sage Program clients! Friendly Visitor opportunities are available to offer companionship, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, support with projects, cooking and meal prep and/or outings together with a senior client.

The onboarding process is simple: a brief orientation with the Volunteer Manager and a background check! Once approved, our staff will introduce you to a client, and together, you will set a schedule of when you will be having your visits. To get started, please complete a volunteer application which can be found on our website.

Below are a few samples of clients that are seeking a Friendly Visitor:

Downtown client needs support: Client is recovering from surgery and has limited ability to move/lift things. Looking for help with housekeeping, organizing and grocery shopping.

Client seeking walking partner: This client experiences health conditions that put her at risk for falls. She would like more opportunities to get out and exercise safely. Needs someone who likes to take walks to join her. Located in downtown Portland area.

North Portland SAGE client seeking companionship: This female client, whose partner has recently passed, is seeking a female volunteer to join her in activities like going for walks or out to eat. Client has 2 cats and enjoys art and quilting.

Calling all Food Lovers!: A 67 year old man living alone in downtown SW Portland in need of meal prep assistance. He is invested in maintaining a healthy diet due to his chronic health condition. He is on oxygen and struggles with activities that take a lot of energy. He would love for someone to prepare a meal that can last a few days.

Take a look at the following video created by Friendly House staff to show the impact that Friendly Visiting has on clients and volunteers alike.

We are always looking for flexible volunteers who are willing to help out on a one-time basis with housekeeping or home/yard maintenance, for seniors with limited mobility or ability to care for their own space. Please contact volunteer@friendlyhouseinc.org if you are able to offer occasional home and garden assistance.

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