Friendly Visitor Program – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Our Community

In our town, many older adults and those who have disabilities live alone and enjoy their independence. Unfortunately, some are isolated, separated from their families, or are in need of a caring friend. Simple gestures can make a difference; they help your neighbor feel connected to the community. Individuals can remain in their homes for as long as possible.

Our Friendly Visitor Program is committed to supporting our residents by helping them remain in their homes. We do this by matching local volunteers with residents that need supports.

Our Volunteers Make a Difference by Providing:

    • Transportation to local appointments; our volunteers escort you
    • Help with grocery shopping
    • Home visits
    • Chatting on the phone
    • Clerical assistance

Volunteers ...

    • Have an impact on the life of their neighbors
    • Donate two hours per week at a time that works for them
    • Are trained
    • Go through a background check at no charge to them
    • Will be insured while they are volunteering


Volunteer in as little as 30 minutes. Opportunities available NOW in Warwick and all over Orange County. Attend a Volunteer Training and complete an application!

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – 5:30-7:30 p.m., Middletown, NY (virtual)

Thursday, March 14, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Chester, NY

Tuesday, March 26, 2024-10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Warwick, NY

Pre-registration is required.

This training will prepare you to provide support to older adults in your own community for as little as 30 minutes. Our volunteers provide local transportation to essential appointments, assistance with grocery shopping, telephone wellness calls and friendly visits, and quick fixes in our neighbor’s homes. Volunteering is rewarding and flexible for volunteers of all ages! Reservations are required. Background check and insurance while volunteering is provided. The JFS of Orange County Friendly Visitor program partners with the town of Newburgh and Office for the Aging to support neighbors in Orange County. This program is made possible by a grant from Jewish Federation of Orange County.

To register for any of our trainings & other training opportunities, please call 845.341.1173 ext 305 or email
Please include your name, address, and phone number

There is no charge for the service.  Services are offered to older adults and adults with disabilities.

Town of Warwick Friendly Visitor Program
132 Kings Highway
Warwick, NY   10990
845.986.1124 ext. 400

Includes: Town of Warwick, Village of Warwick, Village of Greenwood Lake, Village of Florida, and Pine Island

Jewish Family Service
Orange County Office for the Aging
The Town of Warwick New York Seal

A partnership with Jewish Family Service of Orange County, Orange County Office for the Aging, and the Town of Warwick