Promote Successful Aging for Seniors throughout Philadelphia


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

The Center at Journey's Way403 Rector StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19128


About

VOLUNTEERS 55+ NEEDED TO LEAD DISCUSSION GROUPS FOR RESILIENT AGING

Are you interested in "Touching Lives" of older adults? Touching Lives Over 55, a program of Journey's Way, currently is recruiting volunteers to facilitate peer discussion groups about health and wellness, successful aging, retirement, and life experiences. For ten years, more than 150 volunteers ages 55-90 have lead "Next Chapter" discussion groups with over 3,600 older adults across Philadelphia!

Volunteers must be at least 55 and enjoy working with people, have good listening skills, and provide their own transportation. Discussion groups meet weekly in senior community centers throughout Philadelphia. Peer Leaders learn new skills, meet new people, and enrich lives.

The next volunteer training starts on October 25 and runs through November 22 at Journey’s Way, 403 Rector Street in Roxborough. To apply to become a Volunteer Peer Leader and begin writing your next chapter, contact Jan Zacharjasz at 215-487-1750 ext. 1214 or email: jzacharjasz @intercommunityaction.org.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 to 8 hours per week
  • Attend training/certification program, access to and comfort with email, own transportation
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