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Give Veteran and Military Family Caregivers a Break!
ORGANIZATION: Aging Strong Programs by Jannus, Inc.
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77 people are interested
Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you cherish elders and their treasure trove of experiences?Are you looking for a way to connect and give back to your community? If so, consider volunteering with the Legacy Corps program!
Their stories are not unique: A daughter juggling her father's VA appointments while still working full-time; a wife providing round-the-clock care for her husband who has Parkinson's Disease; 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 are matched with three families, providing each family 2-4 hours of companionship respite each week. 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.
These are AmeriCorps positions, providing opportunities to earn an education award (great gifts for your children or grandchildren!), monthly living allowance and in depth training and support.
Watch this YouTube video to be inspired by the beautiful work of our local Legacy Corps team! https://youtu.be/g9_cootjEKc
About Aging Strong Programs by Jannus, Inc.
1607 W. Jefferson Street, BOISE, ID 83702, US
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.
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.
1607 W. Jefferson StreetBOISE, ID 83702
September 15, 2022
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Elder care
- Relationship Building
- Social Work
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 10 to 12 hours per week
- access to email