Russian Speaking Reader for Blind Senior


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When

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

Where

Senior's HomeLong Beach, CA 90802

About

A 92 year old Russian woman lives alone in Long Beach. Over the last few months she has lost almost all of her eyesight. She receives mail regarding her benefits and social services that she cannot access by herself. She does speak some English but would be more comfortable with someone who is bi-lingual English/Russian to help her navigate the often complex English language mail.

This volunteer opportunity only requires 1 hour per week. Every week she asks her Social Worker, "when am I going to get a volunteer." Please be the eyes for someone who could use your help.

Go to our website scan.samaritan.com Find the tab for Friendly Visitor in Los Angeles County and complete an application. Following the application process you will be invited to a training, your background and references will be checked and then you'll be ready to provide some very needed help. Please contact Teri at 562-637-7175 or thershberg@scanhealthplan.com for questions or assistance.

Our agency is Volunteer Action for Aging, a Community Service division of SCAN Health P lan . We coordinate a Friendly Visitor program to assist isolated, lonely seniors in their home. Our Friendly Visitor program is free of charge.

Skills

  • Relationship Building
  • Russian

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Just 1 hour a week
  • Mail Reading, Helping to Compose Letters, Translation
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