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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

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Patient Navigators
Patient Navigators in action!

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, insuring their questions are answered and documenting the visit on the required forms. Travel to doctors offices in the Metrowest area, with occasional optional visits in Boston (mileage reimbursable). Training provided. 4-12 visits per year, approximately 4-5 hours each appointment. To get more information or to apply to volunteer please fill out this form https://jfsofmetrowest.wufoo.com/forms/r1jj6dkn0x42yux/

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About Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

Location:

475 Franklin St., Suite 101, Framingham, MA 01702, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need.

Description

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
  • Homecare
  • 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

Mon Sep 26, 2022 - Sun Dec 25, 2022

WHERE

Metrowest LocationsFramingham, MA 01702

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Patient Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

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