Friendly Visitor

Volunteer and make a difference spending time in a seniors life.

Seniors can become isolated due to illness, mobility problems, or a lack of local family.
By becoming a Friendly Visitor volunteer, you can help an older person stay in their own home.
It is a proven fact that human contact is needed for people to survive.
Could you be that nurturing contact to a senior?


  • Builds lasting friendships
  • Increases your social & relationship skills
  • Combats depression
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Helps you stay physically healthy
  • Increases knowledge of community resources
  • Can help you feel needed & valued
  • Helps you make a difference in someone‚Äôs life

Visitors Provide

  • Companionship
  • Assistance with hobbies or special interests
  • Phone call assistance
  • Assistance with correspondence


  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality
  • Ability to work with people of different backgrounds/circumstances
  • Good communication skills
  • Dependable
  • Empathetic
  • Honest
  • Friendly

Training Required

  • Orientation
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Monthly Meetings

To find out more information about volunteering, download avolunteer application.

Friendly Visitor Contact:
Melissa Howtopat
Care Coordinator
Area Agency on Aging
1113 Kelly Avenue
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 298-4101
(888) 316-1362