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Hunterdon Helpline

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Hunterdon Helpline

Hunterdon Helpline is recruiting volunteers who will visit seniors, 60 years of age or older, who would benefit from a friendly visit in their home once a week. Join our Friendly Visitor Program and get matched with a home bound senior in your area. Visit once a week or more. You'll be changing a senior's life, giving them the companionship that they need.

After attending an orientation describing our program, you will be matched by our Friendly Visitor coordinator with someone whose location and schedule is convenient to yours. You will spend time at your senior's home at least once a week for a social visit. During your visit you can share a friendly chat, read together, play a card game, listen to music and more.

Helpline concentrates on identifying and meeting the socialization needs of the elderly in the community. We have seniors who would like a Friendly Visitor. Now we just need you!

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About Hunterdon Helpline

Location:

PO BOX 246, FLEMINGTON, NJ 08822, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Hunterdon Helpline is to provide a live 7 day a week initial assistance call center that receives and responds to, follows up and documents requests for assistance, provides information, referrals, advocacy and care managment which address the needs within the communities we serve. Hunterdon Helpline also sends volunteers in to Hunterdon County to be literacy instructors to ESL, GED and English Literacy students as well as friendly visitors to visit homebound seniors in Hunterdon County.

Description

Hunterdon Helpline provides Hunterdon County residents a 24/7 hotline that residents can call to find out information and referrals to community programs. We provide employment resources, emergency shelter, suicide prevention, compassionate listening, support for seniors, children, persons with disabilities and basic human needs resources. Hunterdon Helpline also makes telephone reassurance calls to homebound seniors to make sure they are ok, give medication reminders and for conversation. Hunterdon Helpline also sends volunteers into Hunterdon County as literacy instructors to ESL, GED and English Literacy students as well as friendly visitors to visit homebound seniors in Hunterdon County.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations in Hunterdon CountyFlemington, NJ 08822

(40.51233,-74.85933)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one to two hours a week
  • dependable $20 to cover the cost of background check

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