For Older New Yorkers
Neighbor Network volunteers are making appointments, booking transportation, and otherwise supporting New Yorkers through the process of getting COVID vaccines. All assistance is provided over the phone. We are prioritizing individuals 60 and over, but will not turn anyone away. You can sign up to receive this support by filling out this form or calling us at (646) 470-8259. You can also sign up someone you know.
If you have any questions about this service, you can call us at (646) 470-8259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are 60 or older and live in New York City, sign up here to receive friendly calls from a volunteer! You can also sign up by calling us at (914) 573-5526 and leaving a voicemail. We’ll call you back to get you set up.
If you sign up, we will get you matched with a trained volunteer as soon as we can. The volunteer will call you once a week or so (you can indicate your preference when you sign up) just to chat and get to know each other. You can find more information here. If you have any questions about what it means to sign up, email email@example.com or call us at (914) 573-5526 and leave a voicemail. We’ll call you back to answer your questions.
You can also sign someone else up as long as they agree to be in the program.
Volunteers must complete a zoom training to begin calls. If you don’t see any trainings that fit your schedule or interests, please fill out this form to receive updates when we schedule more trainings.
Click the links below to view the training schedule and sign up:
Sign up for a phone banking event to share information about COVID vaccines with older New Yorkers (must be 16 or over to volunteer). After the event, you will be able to continue phone banking on your own time. Please feel free to sign up for several phone banking sessions. We welcome both new and returning callers at each event!
Sign up to make wellness calls to older adults in Brooklyn with our partner Heights and Hills (must be 18 or over to volunteer). This training is for individuals who want to make a consistent weekly/biweekly commitment to making check-in calls to Brooklyn seniors. These calls help connect older adults to the critical resources they need.
Sign up to join our our Friendly Calls program (must be 16 or over to volunteer). This training is for individuals who want to make a consistent weekly/biweekly commitment to calling a senior (or seniors) and building a friendship. These calls help fight social isolation and connect older New Yorkers to needed resources.
Please note that we are currently at capacity for our Vaccine Navigator program assisting older New Yorkers with making and accessing vaccine appointments. We have spots reserved for those who speak Spanish or another language commonly spoken in NYC. If this applies to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can volunteer for any of our programs regardless of where you live. You don’t even have to live in New York City to help out!
Can’t make any of the trainings linked above? Sign up HERE to receive updates when we schedule more sessions! You will receive updates about when to sign up for the following programs:
-Our program in collaboration with Greenwich House, to call seniors from around NYC who have signed up to receive friendly calls.
-Our vaccine support program, to reach out to seniors with the goal of assisting them through the process of signing up for and receiving vaccines.
-Our phone banking program, to make check-in “cold calls” to seniors to connect them to needed resources.
…And more programs in the works!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Felicia, our Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com.