WHAT DOES VIRTUAL VISITORS DO?
Virtual Visitors is a volunteer program that connects volunteers who are looking to make a difference in peoples' lives with individuals who are feeling socially isolated, or as though they are lacking social support. The patrons and visitors will meet virtually, over Zoom, Skype, or phone to maintain the physical distancing protocols in place for COVID-19, while also maintaining a sense of social support and connection.
HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE PEOPLE VISIT WITH ME?
We will do our very best to ensure that your needs are met with regards to number of visits per week. However, you may request up to 5 virtual visits per week!
HOW LONG IS EACH VIRTUAL VISIT?
Conversations, and visits, are organic in nature. There is no set time for a virtual visit- some people may be comfortable with a 20 minute conversation, while others will want a longer conversation. Generally, we will request that you schedule in one hour for your virtual visit; though this is something that can be discussed between patron and visitor once they have been connected.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
To sign up as a volunteer, please click the "Become a Visitor" tab, and fill in the application.
To sign up as a patron, please click the "Find a Volunteer" tab, and fill in the application form.
WHO ARE "PATRONS"?
The patrons are those who are requesting to be visited.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE MY VISITOR/PATRON?
Every person is unique, and that means that there will sometimes be instances where two personalities may not mesh well together. If you feel as though your connection is not right, or if you have any concerns about your patron/visitor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I HAVE A QUESTION OR CONCERN. WHO DO I CONTACT?
For all questions, concerns, or inquiries, please contact