Openhouse - Friendly Visitor Program

lgbtq senior Friendly Visitor Program


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Caring people are matched with LGBTQ older adults who may be isolated or interested in strengthening connections to community. Openhouse also links older adults with community resources.


A Caring Connections Friendly Visitor:

  • cares about reaching across generations in our community

  • is interested in making a difference in the lives of LGBTQ older adults by sharing a bit of their time and themselves

  • is a good listener, patient, and kind

  • is a person of any age who would enjoy the company of an older friend

  • visits at least twice a month for about an hour or so to provide social connection and emotional support

  • can commit to the program for six months

  • attends a volunteer orientation, ongoing training, and information on community resources

  • engages in a monthly support group offered at Openhouse.

To be considered as a volunteer Friendly Visitor in our Caring Connections program, plan to attend a Friendly Visitor information night and complete a screening process. This process includes completion of an application, an interview, background and references checks, and an all-day training orientation.

To learn more about the Openhouse, click here

To express interest in this opportunity, fill the form below

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