Pen Pals
Become a pen pal!

Join our PenPal program to build intergenerational companionship through letter-writing!

  • An opportunity for people of different ages and backgrounds to connect and learn from each other through letter-writing 
  • A way to ease loneliness and establish genuine connections regardless of access to technology

  • We provide financial support for postage and letter-writing supply costs as needed.


Sign up on the interest form on the front page to start building a connection!


  1. Sign up on the frontpage of the website

  2. Check your inbox for an email from us with the following information:

    1. Our expectations of you and what you can expect from the VC team

    2. Guidelines and tips for letter-writing

    3. Address for you to send your letter to

    4. Reimbursement form (for supplies and postage purchased) for those who indicate they would like financial assistance 

  3. Send your letters!

    1. We will facilitate the first letter exchange, before letting you and your companion take it from there

    2. Our volunteer coordinator will check in periodically to provide assistance if any challenges or issues arise 

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