Friendly Visitor: provide companionship to a senior


(45.502663,-122.42528)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

600 NE 8th StreetGresham, OR 97030


About

Provide companionship to a lonely senior or disabled adult.
Visit with client match twice per month or weekly if needed, either by phone or in person. Clients referred for this service are in need of socialization so even a regular phone call is extremely important.
Participate in activities and hobbies, assist with organizing/reading bills and mail, or just spend time with the client, per client’s and volunteer’s preferences.
Be an extra set of eyes and ears for our program when visiting a client so that if something changes with the client’s habits (e.g. normally well-groomed and suddenly seems unkempt) you can alert the program advocate for follow up.
Comply with YWCA rules meant to help maintain healthy boundaries
Report your time spent visiting (include transit to and from client’s home/meeting location) monthly to the YWCA.

To apply for this position please complete the online application here ( https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1211072538&OR=1). Please select the Friendly Visitors [Seniors - East County\Seniors] assignment preference.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 hours a month with a 6 month time commitment
  • 18+ years old. Able to pass a criminal background check. Clear communication skills. Experience with

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