Volunteer/Intern

India Home is always looking for committed volunteers!

Please fill out the form below to become a volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunity

Friendly Visitor

Persons Served

● Seniors (Persons 60 years old or older)

Purpose

● Provide South Asian Seniors with Visitation in their Homes or in Nursing Homes

● Engage in mutually enjoyable and agreeable activities ● May provide socialization outside of client home

Outcomes

● Reduced feelings of loneliness or isolation
● Increased feelings of social connectedness
● Increased participation in the wider community ● Respite for family or caregiver

Activities & Tasks

● Visiting with persons served in home or in the community
● Social activities, talking, watching movies or having a snack,

etc.

Outline of Responsibilities

● Follow policies and procedures
● Report issues, concerns or incidents to Volunteer Services

Program Leader

Schedule & Commitment

● One visit per week
● Available to commit for a minimum of 6 months

Boundaries & Limitations

● No administering of medications
● No accepting or giving of gifts, money, alcohol or keys
● No mediation or advocacy for personal or family problems

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required

● True comfort with and sincere desire to assist seniors ● Non-judgmental attitude
● Ability to make others feel at ease
● Good communication and interpersonal skills

● Must be at least 18 years old

 If interested, please send a resume marked “Friendly Visitor” to:

Amar Chudasama, Volunteer Manager
178-36 Wexford Terrace, 2nd Floor Jamaica, NY 11432

No phone calls please.