30 people are interested
Support Older Adults at Medical Appointments - Become a Patient Navigator!
ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
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30 people are interested
Patient Navigator is a flexible volunteer opportunity where volunteers accompany older adults to medical appointments. Your role includes discussing what questions seniors may have prior to the appointment, accompanying them to the appointment, ensuring their questions are answered, and documenting the visit on the required forms. Travel to doctor's offices in the Metrowest area, with occasional optional visits in Boston (mileage reimbursable). Training provided. 4-12 visits per year, approximately 4-5 hours for each appointment. To get more information or to apply to volunteer please fill out this form https://jfsofmetrowest.wufoo.com/forms/jfs-volunteerinternship-interest-form/
About Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
475 Franklin St., Suite 101, Framingham, MA 01702, US
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need.
For over 30 years, JFS has served the Metrowest communities of Framingham and surrounding towns. From its start -- providing information and referral for elders. --JFS has transformed into a multi-service agency providing social, health and community services for people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. JFS provides services to ALL people in need of assistance within our community, regardless of religious affiliation, with a special focus on frail elders and vulnerable children. Once funded solely by the local Jewish community and staffed by volunteers, JFS now has 70 full and part-time staff and engages 200 volunteers.
JFS delivers services throughout Metrowest; 80% are provided outside the agency walls. Services target diverse populations across the life cycle, ranging from young children to frail elders. Most JFS clients are served without cost or at a significantly subsidized rate. Programs include:
- After-school/extended day learning
- Chronic disease management
- Citizenship and resettlement
- Geriatric Care Management
- Healthy Aging
- Intergenerational Volunteer Programs
- Family Assistance
- Case management
- Cash assistance
- Food pantry
Commitments to frail elders and vulnerable children propel an intensified focus on community-delivered services and organizational collaboration.
Metrowest LocationsFramingham, MA 01702
October 23, 2023
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People Skills
- Patient Care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 4-12 visits per year, 1 year commitment preferred
- CORI and RMV record check