Volunteers help FriendShip Members with a variety of tasks including:

  • Transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, religious services, sporting or cultural events, and luncheons/dinners
  • Technology assistance (e.g., help with computers, phones, thermostats)
  • Emotional support/friendly visits
  • Appointment support
  • Household business assistance
  • Minor household maintenance/repair
  • Errand running

VOLUNTEER | Opportunities & Application

Are you looking to get involved in the Columbia aging community?  Are you interested in a flexible volunteer opportunity?   Or maybe you’re looking for a way to give back to others who’ve helped you?  Volunteering with The FriendShip is a perfect way to do just that!

Volunteers are the backbone of The FriendShip! Volunteers are all ages and come from all walks of life, bringing many unique skills.  There are many rewarding opportunities available, and volunteering is flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule and preferences.  All volunteers complete a volunteer training before meeting with members. 

Photo of a FriendShip volunteer serving food at an event.

Volunteer Application Steps:

  • Submit an online application form or download, print, and mail a paper application (or call the office at 803-602-6434 to have an application mailed to you)
  • Complete a personal interview with members of the Volunteer Committee
  • Authorize a confidential background check
  • Attend a volunteer training session
  • Sign an agreement to adhere to the policies and standards of The FriendShip
  • Receive an acceptance notification following a review of application materials by the Board of Directors

Note: At the present time, we are not able to accept as volunteers those who live in a designated senior residence.​