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Since 1984, FriendshipWorks has worked to reduce elder isolation by connecting volunteers with older adults for friendship and support. 



"If I didn't have anyone visiting me, I can't imagine. And that's where FriendshipWorks comes in. And that's when Annie came in." ~Robert  Kiley

Our Service Areas include Boston, Brookline, Newton, Somerville and Cambridge.

Our Impact in the last year

Our mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support.

  • Matches Made


  • Medical Escorts


  • Elders Served


  • Volunteers


Thank you to our generous partners: