Virtual PenPal Program

an interactive intergenerational program involving virtual conversations and shared experiences between seniors and volunteers, in the form of a “pen-pal” exchange. Especially now, our senior populations need more care and attention due to the extent of COVID-driven isolation. These pen pal connections are made across generations, to share unique experiences and combat loneliness. Options for conversation: snail mail, phone call, video, or email.
Senior's Caregivers - we understand the effects of social isolation impact you too - you can also sign up to receive cards of support and well wishes.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Volunteers must be students actively in school and 30 years old or younger.
- Senior Participants must be over the age of 65.
- Senior's caregivers must be caring for someone over the age of 65.

*** We have temporarily paused signups to the Kindness & Compassion Initiative due to overwhelming interest from volunteers and lack of senior matches. If you are interested in helping us locate more seniors for the program, please click the below button. Thank you for your patience and interest; we hope to be back up and running soon! ***

Please note that due to high interest in this program, you may have to wait anywhere from 1-5 months for a senior match. Thank you for your patience and participation!

Virtual PenPal Program

an interactive intergenerational program involving virtual conversations and shared experiences between seniors and volunteers, in the form of a “pen-pal” exchange. Especially now, our senior populations need more care and attention due to the extent of COVID-driven isolation. These pen pal connections are made across generations, to share unique experiences and combat loneliness. Options for conversation: snail mail, phone call, video, or email.
Senior's Caregivers - we understand the effects of social isolation impact you too - you can also sign up to receive cards of support and well wishes.

Eligibility:
- Volunteers must be students actively in school and 30 years old or younger
- Senior participants must be over the age of 65
- Senior's caregivers must be caring for someone over the age of 65

Greeting Card Program

videos or homemade greeting cards (depending on technology availability) created by volunteers to be sent to nursing homes, senior and assisted living facilities, and other senior-focused communities to increase outside interaction and connections for those in isolation due to the COVID pandemic.

***We have temporarily paused signups to the Kindness & Compassion Initiative due to overwhelming interest from volunteers and lack of senior matches. If you are interested in helping us locate more seniors for the program, please click the below button. Thank you for your patience and interest; we hope to be back up and running soon!***

Please note that due to high interest in this program, you may have to wait anywhere from 1-5 months for a senior match. Thank you for your patience and participation!

Greeting Card Program

videos or homemade greeting cards (depending on technology availability) created by volunteers to be sent to nursing homes, senior and assisted living facilities, and other senior-focused communities to increase outside interaction and connections for those in isolation due to the COVID pandemic.