Become a Friendly Visitor (Bilingual Spanish and English)


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Buena ParkBuena Park, CA 90620


About

SeniorServ provides programs for seniors who do not have strong communities but who very much need social connection. Our Friendly Visitor program matches a volunteer with a senior based on location and personality. As a volunteer, you can stop by your senior's house to share a cup of coffee, play cards, or just chat. We request our volunteers visit once a week for about an hour. It's rewarding to build a relationship with someone whose had a lifetime of experience. You really start to learn more about yourself and life as a Friendly Visitor.

We are looking for an older male bilingual (Spanish and English) volunteer. Our client is from Puerto Rico and has recently lost his wife. He loves to garden and grows lots of tropical fruits in his back yard. He is looking for someone with whom he can chat and garden. (Do not discount yourself if you do not wish to garden, this is just an activity our visitor and participant could enjoy together if both parties wish to do so.)

This oppotunity is available M/W/F/Sunday.

Volunteer Application Process:

Apply:

Print off and fill out our Volunteer Application, you can find it at this link: http://www.communityseniorserv.com/media/files/Volunteer%20Application%202_13.pdf

Call, email, or contact us through VolunteerMatch to schedule an interview at our Anaheim Headquarters location. We interview all potential volunteers to get to know more about you and how you want to serve seniors in Orange County. Bring your application to your interview. *Please know there is a $20 background check fee for all new volunteers.

Background Check: Once your background check results are in, we will schedule Orientation.

Orientation: At Orientation, you will learn about SeniorServ's impact on the community and how to be an effective Friendly Visitor. This is a great opportunity to learn about other Friendly Visitors' stories and to ask us any questions about the program. Orientation lasts about an hour.

Matching Process: After Orientation, the volunteer coordinator will introduce you to our senior in his home for your first visit.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We request a 6 month time commitment.
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