Council on Aging Southern California - Preventative Mental Health Department
The internship program is an opportunity available to College and University students participating in Service Learning/Community Service activities, or who want to gain relevant professional experience. The curriculum provides first-hand knowledge of significant elements involved in the operations of the Caring Connections program which provides services to older adults and persons with dissabilities in Orange County.
- Direct Client Service: Conducting weekly telephone calls to provide a supportive atmosphere and identify unmeet needs of a caseload of isolated frail older adults and persons with disabilities who have been referred to the program.
- Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment: Network and promote Caring Connections within the local community. Participate in volunteer fairs, special events, volunteer recruitment exhibitions and trainings.
- Administrative Support: Perform general clerical duties such as database management, scheduling, and telephone assistance.
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.