Do you enjoy being with older adults?
Would you like to help an older adult maintain their independence and support their health and well-being?
COMMUNITY VISITING - WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTH AND WELL BEING
As a Community Visitor and Medical Appointment Partner Volunteer, you will meet one-to-one with a carefully-selected older adult client to provide socialization and to support the individual in their health and wellness. A volunteer provides support during and after the client's medical appointment, if requested by the older adult. You will meet with the client and our social worker to create a visiting support plan outlining specific activities intended to help them achieve their goals.
POSSIBLE VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- Taking notes during medical appointments to support comprehension of information
- Reviewing after care notes
- Help with filling prescriptions or scheduling appointments
- Transporting the older adult to and from medical appointments (additional training provided)
We are looking for individuals who are personable, listen well, and would like to support our older adult population.
Time Expectation: Weekdays; 1-2 hours per week with client
Full training and ongoing supervision is provided.
Because an important relationship develops between the volunteer and client, we ask for a one-year commitment.
For a complete Position Description and application, contact Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Laura at 503-232-0007 ext. 211 or reply to this listing.
The Community Visitor Program is sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services, a non-profit organization which provides proven programs throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, helping people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Last year our programs helped more than 37,000 children, families and older adults.
- Problem Solving
- People Skills
- Elder care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- Avg 1-3 hours per week
- One year commitment