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Volunteers Visitors for Home-Bound Seniors

It’s easy for homebound seniors or people with minor disabilities to feel isolated and alone.  Friendly Visitors helps ease that loneliness.

Compassionate volunteers are paired with those ages 60 or older in need of some support.  Many of the volunteers are seniors, themselves, who want to contribute their time to those in need.  They are available to make daily phone calls to check on a senior’s well-being or as a medication reminder; visit weekly to combat loneliness; or provide transportation to medical appointments or the grocery store (as available)Volunteers are not allowed to set-up/give medications, perform any hands-on personal care or provide transportation for individuals requiring wheelchairs.

All volunteers must be at least 21 years old.  They undergo a screening which includes a check of references, background and driver’s record.  The volunteer agreement stresses confidentiality, professionalism and compassion.

Services are offered at no charge to seniors in Emporia, Johnson County, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Topeka and Wyandotte County. Donations are highly encouraged to offset program expenses.


Would you like to help homebound seniors in your area of Northeast Kansas? Visit the volunteer page and be sure to select “Friendly Visitors” for your area of interest on the form.

  • Home visits and phone calls for companionship
  • Assistance with reading mail and writing letters
  • Daily medication reminder calls
  • Transportation to medical appointments (based on volunteer availability)

To begin services, volunteer or obtain more information, contact:

  • Emporia:
  • Johnson/Wyandotte County:
    Betsy Holzworth, RN, BSN, MA
    Johnson County, KS
  • Lawrence:
    785-233-6300 or toll free at 888-737-1137
  • Leavenworth:
    Amybeth Richardson
    716 North 5th Street
    Leavenworth, KS 66048
    913-651-8060 ext. 1708 or 913-353-9150
  • Topeka:
    Marilyn Thomas
    Topeka, KS
    785.233.6300 x1313 or toll free at 888-737-1137

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