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Friendly Callers (Friendly Connections Program)

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Family Centers

  • 35 people are interested

This volunteer experience gives you the chance to make a significant impact on an aging individual’s life. For this opportunity, you will be calling a home-bound or isolated older adult (age 60+) residing in either Greenwich or Stamford through a weekly call. During these calls you will be providing not only support and socialization for the individual, but oftentimes friendship as well.

Schedules are flexible and are created between the volunteer and client. Volunteers will stay in regular contact with the coordinator and report prolonged absences or other concerns. A minimum commitment of one year is required along with a personal interview, reference and background check. We also ask that volunteers live in Connecticut or near the city of Stamford. Being a Friendly Caller is a rewarding opportunity and a way to brighten up a person’s day!

Do you have 1 or 2 hours each week to give back to your community and enhance the quality of life for an older adult? If you said yes, consider volunteering with Friendly Connections!

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About Family Centers

Location:

40 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830, US

Mission Statement

Family Centers' mission is to empower children, adults, families and communities to realize their potential. Our NAEYC accredited preschools, school-based social work, parental education and adolescent counseling services, give families the resources they need to ensure their children have the bright beginnings they deserve. A comprehensive network of counseling and support services is also instrumental in helping families in crisis work toward a successful resolution. Vocational training, housing resources, counseling and self sufficiency programs also help low-income people and those with long-term mental illness realize their dreams of living independently. Meanwhile, our senior outreach programs encourage lifelong learning, socialization and support.

Description

Family Centers is a private, non-profit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families living in Lower Fairfield County.

More than 3,000 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

60 Palmer's Hill RoadStamford, CT 06902

SKILLS

  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible schedules

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