Help Seniors Get Access to Benefits!


(40.745094,-73.9256)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

43 - 31 39th StreetSunnyside, NY 11104


About

PURPOSE: Provide case assistance, information and referral for seniors. Help seniors acquire benefits and entitlements so they can remain in and continue their involvement in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be the first face of the senior center’s service area, welcoming seniors, and encouraging their participation
  • Conduct intakes to determine eligibility and assist seniors in accessing benefits and entitlements
  • Work as a liaison in connecting seniors to other agency and community programs
  • Assist with information and referral regarding services
  • Maintain strict confidentiality for both client and personnel files
  • Conduct ongoing support group sessions in English and Spanish
  • Conduct follow up via telephone with senior center members
  • Maintain detailed logs of services rendered
  • Assist in other areas of the senior center as needed

VOLUNTEER QUALITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical and able to make decisions with limited information
  • Able to adjust to a fast pace environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-motivated
  • Availabile anytime between Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

TECHNICAL & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Comfortable using a computer
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Skills

  • Spanish
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 100 Hours
  • Available Between Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

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