Do you want to make a difference in the community?
Become a Volunteer Friendly Visitor in a long term care facility and "Make a Difference" in the lives of long-term care residents.
A Volunteer Friendly Visitor is a volunteer who visits in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. A volunteer especially visits the residents with little or no family. A volunteer is someone to educate residents and families about resident’s rights and advance directives. Volunteers assist residents in resolving minor problems. They bring issues or problems to the attention of the administrator in order to find suitable ways to resolve concerns and eliminate the need for a complaint to be filed with the Ombudsman’s Office.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, have the ability to maintain confidentiality, and do not have a criminal record.
To be considered as a Volunteer candidate, an applicant must complete a screening process. This process includes completion of an application, an interview process, SLED background check and reference checks. Volunteers will also receive classroom and on-the-job training. Since this is a federally mandated program, all facilities in the Upstate and nationwide will need to have a Friendly Visitor.
- Elder care
- Case Work / Management
- Veteran Care
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Visit facility one time per week for 2-4 hours