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Aging Strong Programs by Jannus, Inc.

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Do you have a passion for helping others? Are you looking for a way to connect and give back to your community? Do you cherish elders and their treasure trove of experiences? If so, consider volunteering with the Legacy Corps program!

Their stories are not unique: A wife providing round-the-clock care for her husband who has Parkinson's Disease; a daughter juggling her father's VA appointments while still working full-time; a husband who lovingly bathes and dresses his wife, although she no longer remembers his name. Family caregivers comprise over 40,000 of our friends, neighbors, and fellow residents of the Treasure Valley. More often than not, these unsung heroes provide 24/7 care for their loved ones without a break. Legacy Corps wants to change that. Our volunteers provide 2-4 hours of companionship respite each week, giving family caregivers an opportunity to take care of themselves. Volunteers do not assist with personal care needs. If you have the desire to help others, listen to stories, provide your support to a family, or simply share your heart and a smile, we have many opportunities for you to shine. If you know someone who might like this opportunity, please pass it on.

AmeriCorps positions also available, providing opportunities to earn an education award (great gifts for your children or grandchildren!), monthly living allowance and in depth training and support.

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About Aging Strong Programs by Jannus, Inc.

Location:

1607 W. Jefferson Street, BOISE, ID 83702, US

Mission Statement

Aging Strong Programs are housed under Jannus Inc, a non-profit health and human services organization helping individuals, families and communities in transition. Jannus changes lives through caring volunteers and a portfolio of diverse programs that promote health, advance policy and create opportunity.

Description

Aging Strong Programs provide volunteer opportunities through the Legacy Corps program as well as the Foster Grandparent program. Legacy Corps is a volunteer-powered program supporting family caregivers and older adults with an emphasis on the unique needs of veteran and military families. Highly trained, vetted and committed volunteers provide companionship respite each week. The Foster Grandparent program brings multi-generational learning to local classrooms. 55 + adult volunteers provide tutoring and mentoring, in person or online! Both of these volunteer opportunities are provided through the Aging Strong Program.

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1607 W. Jefferson StreetBOISE, ID 83702

(43.6226,-116.2112)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 12 hours per week
  • access to email

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