How Can I Volunteer?

 Bridgebuilders offers on-site, off-site and student volunteer opportunities. 
55 Kip Center Home Friends Program - Is a group of carefully selected and trained volunteers who provide in-home supportive services as well as companionship. Home Friends works to increase each client's ability to remain in their own home, to stay connected and to improve their quality of life and that of their families. Volunteers provide escort for essential transportation needs including doctor appointments and grocery shopping. Most of us want to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible, but as we get older we may need some support and assistance. For more information on this program or to become a volunteer, please call Cathy Baviello at 201-460-1600. This program is partially funded by the Bergen County Division of Senior Services

Who Can Use The Services?

  • Anyone who is located in Southern Bergen County
  • Over 60 years old
  • An isolated/incapacitated senior in need of in-home services. 
  • To Become a Volunteer
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must attend a pre-service training interview
  • Willing to consent to a background check

Support Services at NO CHARGE:

  • Emotional Support
  • Shopping Escort 
  • Medical Appointment Escort
  • Essential Transportation
  • Telephone Reassurance/ Phone Friend
  • Light Housekeeping Assistance
  • Link with available community and health services