Teen Volunteer Opportunity - Intergenerational
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where135 West 23 StreetBox #93New York, NY 10011
VISIONS’ Intergenerational Program recruits and trains students, 14 years of age and over, to assist seniors who are blind. Working in pairs, the youth travel to the homes of seniors to read, assist with the computer, shop, run errands and/or escort within the neighborhood. These friendly visits help to decrease the loneliness and isolation often experienced by homebound elders. Students may also be asked to assist with meal service where they escort, socialize and serve meals to the seniors at our community center, VISIONS’ at Selis Manor. Services are provided between the hours of 2:00-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and are based on the students schedule. A mandatory orientation/training is required before volunteering. Students will also be participating in a variety of classes and training seminars.
Must be 14 and over, punctual, reliable, mature, and have good reading and verbal communication skills. Able and willing to travel throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Please submit a completed application via mail or email (.doc format). Only applicants that will be considered for the program will be contacted for an interview.
- Elder care
- Reading Comprehension
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Must volunteer for an entire semester
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