The goal and purpose of the Home Visiting Program is to visit people who might be socially isolated and to offer them friendship, comfort and warmth. The person receiving the visitor is a host and the one making the visit is a visitation friend.
We all have a need for companionship but different situations can force us to loose contact with others, which might lead to social isolation. Hundreds of people in every part of the country receive visiting friends from the Red Cross on a regular basis. Volunteers, men and women of all ages, spend a few hours every month visiting others and many forge close friendships.
The visitation friend and the host enjoy a variety of activities together, such as playing cards or chess, reading, chatting, taking walks, going for or a drive or to a café, watching a film, and much more. Volunteers sometimes bring a pet along to the visits.
Visiting friends visit prisoners, refugees, asylum seekers, the ill, the elderly, lonely people and others who ask for home visits.
Do you wish to have visiting friend?
Please contact local branch. More information at the Head office of the Icelandic Red Cross (telephone: 570 4000, e-mail: email@example.com).