Volunteer Opportunities

Making Friends – Enhancing Life

Friendly Visitors improve the quality of life for their new “nursing home friends.”

You can expect to make a difference to your resident, your community, and yourself by maintaining vibrant relationships.

A staggering 60% of nursing home residents have no visitors. That means an alarming 2,839 residents in the Bluegrass area are missing vital social interaction with people from their community.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities

A Little Time – A Big Impact

As a Friendly Visitor, you will be matched with residents who have a significant need for your friendship.

Their expectations of your time are only a few minutes each week!

Consistent friendship with a nursing home resident injects a bit of energy, life and laughter into a rather monotonous routine.

The Friendly Visitor – A Prepared Friend

Print and submit the application, and we will contact you. All qualified volunteers must complete orientation and Friendly Visitor training. We offer several training sessions each year.

To stay happy and hopeful, an old Chinese proverb says that we all “need something to look forward to, something to do, and something to love.” You could be that something!

How to get started

  1. Print, complete, sign and date these four items:
    Application
    Background Check
    Conflict of Interest Agreement
    Confidentiality Agreement
  2. Return the completed forms to NHOA

We will review your application and call you to arrange a nursing home visit.

You can also call our office at 859-277-9215 and request a Friendly Visitor packet be mailed to you for completion.