08-03-2017 04:54 PM
As a lot of people mentioned before volunteering to work with elder homes/organisations is honestly a great way of connecting to others and finding mentors. You can try SeekVolunteer or other volunteer sites as I know many places are often looking for companions for elders! Another way would be to contact maybe your local elder home and ask if they need volunteers or companions. I think most places would welcome that.
In the past I've volunteered in elderly homes and I've found the experience really rewarding because old people in general are quite fun to talk to.
09-03-2017 06:03 PM - edited 09-03-2017 06:06 PM
Hi there @j95,
This is a good place to look online -> https://www.reddit.com/r/FamiliesYouChoose/
I've been a part of that community on Reddit for a long time now, and I've seen many people make some very real connections there. There is also a Discord server you can join if you just want to chat with the users of that forum first to see what they are like.
After lurking for a while, most people post their own introductory post, explaining what they are seeking, and often someone will reply that they are willing to fill the role or they know someone who can.
Best of luck.
edit. You may first have to be logged-in to Reddit to view this forum, or try searching for it manually with the search bar on Reddit. i.e. search for <FamiliesYouChoose>. Sorry for the inconvenience.
13-03-2017 12:52 PM