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ACC Senior Services

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The Friendly Visitor Program provides respite support for caregiving families to maintain or improve their quality of life. The volunteers provide in-home respite for caregivers, enabling the caregiver to attend to essential activities that are vital to personal health and well-being. In addition, care recipients benefit from a variety of social enrichment activities provided by the volunteers.

What are my duties as a volunteer?
Provide and participate in respite activities with the care recipient. All activities are non-medical. Do not provide personal care (assistance with activities of daily living), transportation, or housekeeping; activities may include:

  • Companionship and safety supervision.
  • Short-distance walks or other non-medical exercises.
  • Arts and crafts.
  • Reading, or watching TV and movies together.
  • Playing board games or card games.

What are the qualifications to volunteer with this program?

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be interested in creating meaningful relationships with seniors.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pass a background check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to assignment.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

What type of volunteers join this program?
The Friendly Visitor Program welcomes volunteers of all walks of life, including but not limited to retirees, college students, current ACC volunteers, new residents of Sacramento, family caregivers, and more!

Training Provided
Volunteers are required to complete orientation and in-service trainings.

  • Volunteers are trained on ACC Volunteer Policies and Procedures, HIPAA Confidentiality, and Mandated Reporting.
  • Other trainings are provided on an as-needed basis, dependent on volunteer position responsibilities.

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About ACC Senior Services

Location:

7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for our community by identifying, developing, and providing culturally sensitive health and social services for older adults. Our vision is to create an array of services to help older adults sustain their independence and lifestyle.

Description

ACC Senior Services (ACC) volunteers provide priceless dedication and support to our organization, and help us make a difference in the lives of seniors and family caregivers. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, assist with program implementation, and of course - make new friends! The ACC Volunteer Program is made up of a diverse group of individuals such as students, working professionals, homemakers, retirees, and more. The key characteristics that bring our volunteers together within our organization are their friendliness and interest in helping others.

We understand that volunteers need flexibility, so our Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to find a position that best fits your availability, skills, and interests. We invite you to volunteer with us and become a part of our community! If you're interested in becoming an ACC volunteer, please visit the volunteer page on our website to fill out a Volunteer Interest Form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Sacramento, CA 95831

(38.49011,-121.52558)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Veteran Care
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • HS diploma, US citizen or permanent resident, pass background check, have reliable transportation, completed COVID-19 vaccinations.

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