The Buddy Program provides visits to homebound, hospitalized, or socially isolated LGBT elders. These are social visits, and the purpose is to provide companionship.
What We Do
- We are dedicated to linking isolated or lonely LGBT older adults with trained volunteers in hopes that the companionship will provided the needed social support free of charge.
- The Buddy Program’s companionship offers friendly and compassionate one on one time with a buddy volunteer and an LGBT older adult in an environment they are most comfortable with.
Who Are The Buddies?
- Volunteers, who are college students, professionals, or retirees, each trained in ethics and boundaries.
- Each volunteer is willing and able to spend up to four hours a week with their LGBT older adult buddy.
A 3-hour training is required to volunteer as a buddy. If you are interested in the training, please contact Linda Ziemba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know someone in need of a visit, please contact Laura Kelly at email@example.com.