Cause Areas


Mon Jan 30, 2017 - Wed Jan 31, 2018


1405 S. 7th AvePhoenix, AZ 85007


Purpose: To encourage and provide the opportunity for residents to recall, reminisce and share their meaningful life stories


  • Knowledgeable and proficient in interviewing and listening to others
  • Understanding of older adults possible cognitive and sensory limitations
  • Obtain written permission of the resident or guardian for the use of any recording equipment
  • Understand the operation and use of recording/computer equipment
  • Maintain any written or verbal recordings in complete confidence
  • The project content is understood to be the sole property of the resident and his/her designees and is not intended for any other use.


  • Sign in and out in the volunteer log every visit
  • Educate the resident on the purpose and the process of the information gathering
  • Allow the resident to share only what they are comfortable in sharing
  • Take notes and review what was understood to be shared with biographer
  • Coordinate with site staff regarding any needs for equipment
  • Maintain the privacy of residents and do not disclose confidential information entrusted to you during the course of your work
  • Discuss with staff any observations or recommendations with regard to this activity
  • Notify your supervisor immediately with any injury, fall, change in condition or concern about any resident- assist with incident report as necessary

Time Commitment:

  • On-going series of visits established between the autobiographer and biographer fitting each individual’s schedule


  • Elder care
  • Bilingual
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Relationship Building
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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