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Friendly Visitor with Seniors - Far Rockaway

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JASA

  • 34 people are interested
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Purpose
Provide companionship and create a bond with a homebound older adult through weekly in-person, phone, and/or video visits. Friendly Visiting is a meaningful way to reach isolated seniors and to increase their engagement with the wider community.

Requirements

  • call a senior for 1 hour a week in their home
  • 6 month commitment required
  • Live in or nearby to Far Rockaway
  • Interest in brightening the life of a senior!

Skills

  • Patience
  • Good listening skills
  • Reliable
  • Experience with seniors is helpful but not required

Other

  • Flexible scheduling with a minimum commitment of one hour during a weekday.
  • Ongoing opportunity for a required 6-month commitment
  • Maintain professional behavior at all times and adhere to JASA’s volunteer policies

About JASA
Founded in 1968, JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. JASA is one of New York's largest and most trusted agencies serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

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About JASA

Location:

247 W. 37th Street, 9th Floor, New York City, NY 10018, US

Mission Statement

JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. Founded in 1968, JASA is one of New York’s largest and most-trusted agencies serving tens of thousands of older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Description

Day in and day out, JASA provides life sustaining programs for seniors and peace of mind for their families and friends, through:
* Adult Protective Services + Community Guardian
* Advocacy Training
* Affordable Housing
* Caregiver Support
* Case Management + Counseling
* Cultural + Educational Programs
* Elder Abuse Prevention
* Information + Referral Resources
* JASACare Home Care Services
* Legal Assistance
* Mental Health Services
* Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)
* Nutritious Home Delivered Meals
* Senior Centers
* Volunteer Activities

Without the help of our volunteers, over 1,000 strong, JASA simply would not be able to offer the wide range of high-quality services we provide to New York’s seniors. Whatever your interests and talents may be, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and all have one thing in common - they love to volunteer!

Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • once a week, 6 month commitment
  • Must live near Far Rockaway

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