Volunteer to help older adults remain safely at home!


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

We have many volunteer opportunities at Sequoia Village. Please see below:

Concierge

  • Assures a live person answers the phone every day during office hours and answers any messages left after hours promptly the next day
  • Focal point for member call ins to Village
  • Conduit to volunteer and vendor services offered locally
  • Assists members in navigating the many county and community services available
  • Manages member services and programs, and documentation of services

Driver

  • Drive clients to and from medical appointments
  • Drive clients to and from supermarket, personal appointments, shopping, classes, and house of worship, visits to friends, social events, vet appointments and other approved places within the specified geographic area.

Financial Services (not needed until late 2015)

Provide financial support to designated Sequoia Village Office

  • Organize and pay bills
  • Balance checkbooks
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly statements as needed
  • Meet with financial group as needed

Home Visitor

  • Visit clients on a monthly basis (with a phone call a second time during the month) to check on well being
  • Assess client status and refer to staff member for other support services as needed
  • Provide social contact and support without being judgmental
  • Assure confidentiality to all client contacts

Minor Home Repair/In-Home Assistance

Provide minor repair and small project assistance:

  • Raking/sweeping yard
  • Changing fire alarm batteries/light bulbs
  • Taking out trash containers

Pet Walker

  • Walk client dog(s) for a specified period of time 1-2 times daily
  • Provide food/water for pet as required by client
  • Provide service to clients only when they are home

Provider of Convenience Services (Errands)

  • Assist clients in sorting/opening mail, keeping appointment calendar up to date
  • Pick up prescriptions, dry cleaning, mail packages
  • Help with organizing/clearing clutter

Social Event Assistant

  • Assist Volunteer Manager to organize and implement special social events not available through current Adult Community Center for both clients and volunteers
  • Contact provider of services (transportation, entertainment, catering, etc.) and provide information to manager
  • Assist with promotion, set-up, and clean up

Technical Support/Assistance

  • Help clients with using electronic devices (DVD players, VCRs, cell phones, computers)
  • Assist members in learning computer skills such as installation/upgrade, email, Internet usage, photos

Wellness Check-in Caller

  • Telephone selected clients on a daily basis to confirm wellness status and document call for staff
  • Refer clients needing additional resources/assistance to appropriate Village Staff for further action
Copywriter
  • Write press releases, newsletters, feature stories, etc.

Marketer

  • Advertise for Sequoia Village; work on efforts to recruit volunteers; membership and fundraising campaigns; media relations; and general marketing.

Skills

  • Transportation
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • open
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