Bill Payer Volunteer: Help Seniors Manage Monthly Bills


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2 Lafayette StreetNew York, NY 10007


About

At this time, Bill Payer is only recruiting for Russian speaking volunteers. Please contact the DFTA Volunteer Resource Center for more information if you are a Russian speaker and interested in volunteering with Bill Payer.

Managing the monthly bills can be overwhelming and cumbersome for anyone. For a senior who may have no one who can assist, when bills are left unpaid and piling up, life can have serious consequences. If you know how to balance a checkbook and pay bills, then consider becoming a Bill Payer volunteer. Play a vital role in helping seniors continue to live independently at home.

Tasks:

  • Work with a senior in your community to help manage monthly bills, prepare checks and balance his or her checkbook
  • Review bank statements
  • Compile a detailed monthly report of your activities

Requirements:

  • Strong organization skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Possess compassion, patience and empathy for older adults
  • Desire to help
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial information
  • Meet background check and fingerprint requirements
  • Attend a DFTA Volunteer Information Session

SkillsPreferred:

  • Ability to speak languages other than English desired (preferably Spanish, Russian or Chinese), but not required

Training:

  • General training on working with senior clients and money management will be provided

TimeCommitment:

  • Volunteers serve any day of the week
  • Hours are flexible to allow for a mutually convenient time for the volunteer and client to meet
  • On average, volunteers serve once a month for approximately 4 hours
  • Minimum one year commitment strongly requested

Skills

  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Elder care
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Financial Literacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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