These regular calls help to fight social isolation, connect older New Yorkers with the resources they need, and build relationships that will bring joy and comfort to seniors and volunteers alike.
With just 3 easy steps you can start volunteering:
1. Virtual Training (45 mins) - Attend a short online video training with other volunteers covering how to make calls, tips for your conversations, and when and how to reach out for help
2. Match with 1-3 Seniors (30-6o mins) - Make short introductory calls to seniors until you connect with 1-3 who want to receive ongoing calls
3. Build a Friendly Relationship! (10-60 mins/week, up to you!) - Build relationships with your senior neighbors by calling them twice a week for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis