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If you or someone you know is alone or lonely and would like a weekly visit from a trained PORCH "FRIEND," please fill out the application. Our staff will contact you with details regarding the program and answer your questions.

What to Expect From Your PORCH "FRIEND"

You can expect that your new PORCH "FRIEND" will visit you approximately once a week for about an hour. They are there to hear your stories, share common interests, play a game, watch a movieā€”all the things a friend would do with you.

What NOT to Expect of Your PORCH "FRIEND"

Your PORCH "FRIEND" is not there to:

  • Do housework.
  • Do yardwork.
  • Drive you to appointments.
  • Run errands.



 Interested in making a difference in your own community? 

Participation is open to anyone 18 years or older; and is a wonderful opportunity to serve your community in a rewarding way.

Becoming a PORCH volunteer "FRIEND" can be done in two simple steps.

  1. Fill out the application.
  2. Attend a mandatory training session.

It's just that simple. Once we receive your application, our staff will contact you to schedule your training.  A simple background check is run on all volunteers and participants.



Our PORCH volunteers and our staff currently work with the staff at Canton Place to schedule visits with their residents.  Due to the COVID-19 situation, we schedule our visits outdoors (weather permitting).  All volunteers and residents are required to wear a mask.

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