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Aid for Friends is now known as Caring for Friends


Our visitor volunteers make regular weekly home visits to deliver meals and visit with the elderly and disabled. Spending time with isolated individuals is what makes Caring for Friends™ different from other senior community service agencies.

Caring for Friends serves 28,000 client friends in the Philadelphia area each year.

How it works

We make it simple to volunteer to visit the elderly and disabled. Once you sign up, you’ll be matched with a client close to your work or home. You then just need to commit to approximately 1 hour per week to deliver meals to your client and have a short visit. The meal can be made by you or can be picked up at one of our freezers located across the Philadelphia region.

If you don’t have time for an in-person visit, telephone visits are also beneficial for those who participate in our programs. Just indicate that preference on the form when signing up.

What you’ll get out of it

Our volunteer visitors have found the experience to be extremely rewarding. You’ll find that you’ll have a chance to get to know your friend and form a true and caring relationship. Some of our friends say it is one of the best friendships they have ever had—many of our volunteer visitors say the same thing.

Caring for Friends has made a lasting impact on many of our volunteers

Learn more

Get tips on how to have a rewarding visit with a Caring for Friends client

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