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Be a Friend! - Volunteer for the Friendly Visitors Program

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ORGANIZATION: AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP of Kendall and Kane County IL

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested
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Be a Friend! - Volunteer for the Friendly Visiting Program (FVP)

Are you 18 or older, friendly, dependable, compassionate, and committed to making a positive difference?

Yes! Then, be a friend to local seniors living in the Southern Kane or Kendall area. Our friendly visiting program helps to reduce senior isolation and could be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Volunteers provide one-to-one social interaction with seniors facing social isolation.

Volunteering for FVP makes a real difference for seniors. Every encounter a volunteer has with local seniors brightens the senior’s day through socialization provided with visits, phone calls, and even letters can bring happiness to someone experiencing depression or loneliness.

To be eligible to volunteer in the Friendly Visiting Program, volunteers must:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Provide personal references
  • Complete a detailed interview with the Friendly Visiting Coordinator

An ideal volunteer would be caring, compassionate, and a good listener. Volunteers are asked to give at least one hour of service each week and can commit to one year of service.

Those who speak an additional language are also welcome and needed.

To explore this AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteer station, contact Deborah Lee Sheppard at dsheppard@seniorservicesassoc.org (best method) or call 630-553-5777 to ensure if this opportunity would be a perfect match or to find other volunteer opportunities within Southern Kane and Kendall counties.

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About AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP of Kendall and Kane County IL

Location:

% Senior Services Assoc. Inc., 908 Game Farm Rd., Yorkville, IL 60560, US

Mission Statement

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP of Southern Kane & Kendall Counties IL - Providing older Americans age 55 + the opportunity to apply their life experience to meeting community needs through volunteering.

Description

RSVP of Southern Kane & Kendall Counties IL volunteers serve in a diverse range of non-profit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based groups. RSVP volunteers serve from a few hours a month to almost full time.

You decide when and where you want to volunteer. RSVP of Southern Kane & Kendall Counties makes volunteering easy.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Yorkville, IL 60560

(41.6482,-88.4394)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Storytelling
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Background check. The FVP Coordinator will inform the volunteer of any other requirements.

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