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ORGANIZATION: CAREGIVERS:Volunteers Assisting the Elderly

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 36 people are interested
Student Program

The Building Bridges intergenerational student program is a valuable part of CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting The Elderly. CAREGIVERS was founded in 1984 and has assisted thousands of seniors across Ventura County. All volunteers assist seniors in their own community.

Through CAREGIVERS' Building Bridges program, you will be the Team Leader/Driver for 1-2 high school students (ages 14-18) who volunteer weekly or every other week for one hour with a senior citizen. The Student Teams will visit frail, homebound seniors after school or on the weekend and help with chores/yard work in a supervised setting. Students experience a real life history lesson through these visits with local seniors. As an added benefit, students may accumulate credits for community service requirements and valuable experience to mention on college applications.

We need dedicated youth team leaders for this program. If you currently lead a youth group, you can apply along with your group. Or, you can apply to lead one of our existing youth teams.

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About CAREGIVERS:Volunteers Assisting the Elderly

Location:

1765 Goodyear Avenue, Suite 205, Ventura, CA 93003, US

Mission Statement

CAREGIVERS' mission it to promote the health, wellbeing, dignity, and independence of frail, homebound elders through one-on-one relationships with trusted volunteers.

Description

CAREGIVERS was founded in 1984 as a community-based model to fill a growing need. CAREGIVERS has assisted thousands of seniors throughout Ventura County. CAREGIVERS volunteers are special people. Volunteers are matched with a senior friend. Generally, a volunteer donates 2-4 hours, one day a week. This might include friendly visits, transportation to medical appointments, friendly calls, and assistance with neighborly tasks.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Seniors
Children & Youth, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1765 GOODYEAR AVE., SUITE 205VENTURA, CA 93003

(34.25667,-119.23294)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours per week
  • A willingness to mentor and work with high school students as they learn about empathy for seniors and their limited physical abilities as they age.

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