ElderWISE Friendly Visiting Program of Los Angeles (Working in Service to Elders)


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When

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

Where

St George StreetLos Angeles, CA 90027

Lizzy and Richard are a longtime ElderWISE match!

About

Become a volunteer visitor for a lonely elder in Los Angeles! Specifically in locations around Los Angeles and the South Bay. New volunteer trainings held often. Great Opportunity for Busy Folks who Still Want to Volunteer! We will match you in an area CLOSE TO YOU!

  • Want to help an isolated elder to feel less alone?
  • Interested in making a difference in an elderly person's quality of life?
  • Able to visit an elder community member in their home?

As a volunteer visitor for "ElderWISE" ("Working in Service to Elders"), an outreach program of Episcopal Senior Communities, Senior Resources, you will:

  • Receive free training in interpersonal and listening skills
  • Be matched with an elder to whom you will provide friendly companionship and a compassionate presence
  • Benefit from joining a community of caring volunteers who receive ongoing support

Time Commitment: 6-month minimum, visiting your elder between 2-4 times per month.

Qualifications: a free background check & fingerprinting; availability for our next training (quick, fun, snacks provided, location close to you!) coming up soon!

We are a new program in LA, and are well established in the Bay Area.

Bilingual volunteers strongly encouraged to apply but everyone appreciated and most welcome!

For more information, please contact: Vanessa Sacks at vsacks@jtm-esc.org or 323-928-2240/415-563-8143 (cell)

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 visits/month, at 60-90 minutes/visit
  • background check and training included

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