GWEP Bronx Health Corps Community Volunteer Educator


Cause Areas

When

Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:00 AM - Sat Jun 30, 2018 02:00 PM

Where

3377 White Plains RoadBronx, NY 10467


About

R.A.I.N., Inc. is recruiting 60 community members to be part of a new and very exciting Bronx Health Corps project aimed at educating 800 Bronx seniors on a range of health topics. The Bronx Health Corps is part of a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant designed to promote wellness and healthy aging among Bronx older adults. This project is a partnership between the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Montefiore Health System and R.A.I.N., Inc.

The primary role of a Bronx Health Corps volunteer is to educate Bronx older adults on one of the following health topics:

  • Asthma Management

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise, and Stress Management

  • Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

  • Healthy Heart

  • Diabetes Management

Volunteers will select one of the above topics and then receive training on the selected topic. This training will equip the volunteers to provide education sessions for older adults at a Bronx-based senior center or community site. The material will be engaging, interactive and fun! Prior knowledge of these topics is not required.

Training for the volunteers is slated to start in the Spring of 2017. The educational workshops will be carried out over 18 months in three cycles: January to May 2017, July to November 2017 and January to May 2018. Volunteers will need to be available during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)

The Bronx Health Corps project is a unique opportunity to help improve the health outcomes of Bronx older adults. Unfortunately, Bronx County is ranked last among all 62 counties in terms of population health. You can make a positive, perhaps even life-altering, impact in the lives of the Bronx’s older adults, by volunteering.

Please take the first step and obtain an application via email.

We look forward to hearing from you. Together we can make a difference!

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Healthcare
  • Public Speaking
  • Nursing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 90minutes per week

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