Caring Connections Friendly Visitor Program Intern
Council on Aging Southern California - Preventative Mental Health Department
This internship program is an opportunity available to University students participating in Service Learning and Community Service activities, or who want to gain relevant professional experience. The curriculum has a multidisciplinary approach that integrates first-hand knowledge of the senior population through direct services, community outreach awareness and exposure, and understanding the standard operations protocols of a non-profit organization. A minimum of 60 - 120 hours commitment is required.
- Direct Client Service: Provide telephone visitations to isolated older adults on weekly basis. Under supervised conditions make referrals to community resources to meet client’s needs. Provide home visitation to a lonely senior.
- Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment: Network and promote the agency within the local community. Participate in volunteer fairs, special events, and trainings.
- Administrative Support: Perform general clerical duties such as scheduling, database management, and telephone assistance.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Internet research
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
- Self-motivated and self-starter
- Sensitivity toward older adults and persons with disabilities
- Complete training and attend in-service meetings
- Be fingerprinted through the Department of Justice (free of charges)
- Professional demeanor
About Council on Aging Southern California - Preventative Mental Health Department
2 Executive Circle, Suite 175, Irvine, CA 92614, US
The Council on Aging-Orange County is a private, nonprofit corporation, serving older adults in Orange County since 1973. The Council mission is to promote adult empowerment, prevent abuse, and advocate for the rights and dignity of those experiencing health and aging challenges. Council on Aging-Orange County's client services are free, regardless of income.
The Caring Connections Friendly Visitor Program recruits and trains volunteers to participate in a countywide program that benefits older adults and persons with disabilities. The goal of this program is to address the loneliness and isolation often experienced by individuals who have no family members or support system to assist them in securing access to necessary health care and other services.