Volunteer Senior Assistant-Santa Ana


(33.7019,-117.90054)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2301 W MacArthur BlvdSanta Ana, CA 92704


About

SeniorServ is looking for talented, compassionate people who want to help seniors stay independent in their homes. This opportunity is perfect for retired individuals who have a heart for seniors and want to help their communities thrive.

Our organization recently adopted a program called Care Circles from Westchester New York. Living independently is difficult as a senior citizen if you have limited income and mobility with little to no family or friend support. Care Circles attempts to help make it easier to live independently by forming a circle of care around a senior. So rather than one family member or one volunteer shouldering all of the needs of a senior, a team of people divide these needs among them.

Each Care Circle is comprised of volunteer members who, under the coordination of the Care Circle Laision, join together to support the senior. For example: One member can take out the trash once a week. Another can help with meal preparation. While another member can help with pet care. Members can also run errands, help make phone calls to doctors offices, and assist the senior in setting up transportation.

Care Circles rely on volunteers who may be neighbors, friends, family members, student interns, or members of service clubs or houses of worship.

The family we're recruiting for needs someone to volunteer at least one day Mon-Fri during the day and/or in the evening. The husband has Alzheimer's and his wife needs some respite care. She would like someone to be able to stay with her husband while she runs errands or takes a nap. We are looking for someone who can talk about sports and/or current events with our client. You would be helping this family out immensley if you could volunteer for 1 - 1.5 hours per week.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Care Circle member, please contact Tracy Hall for more information: 714-229-3349, thall@seniorserv.org

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5-2 hours per week
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