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In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh

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Senior and Volunteer Enjoying Each Other's Company
Thelma (an In Service of Seniors participant) with Brenda (an In Service of Seniors volunteer)

Many older adults in our region do not have a strong support network to help them when they need it. If you have just a couple hours a month you can make a difference for someone in your neighborhood!

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh is a volunteer program that seeks to help adults over age 60 with tasks that allow them to remain independent in their homes. As a volunteer, you can help in a variety of ways, including: providing rides to medical appointments or errands, making friendly visits or phone calls, assisting with grocery shopping, helping reading/sorting mail, and/or doing home-safety walk-throughs.

You may also be interested in volunteering in our office in Wilkinsburg or helping with event planning or other special projects. Volunteering is flexible, with no minimum number of hours required.

This is a great opportunity to get more involved in your community! You can:

  • Get to know and learn from your neighbors - make new friends!
  • Provide assistance for a person(s) who may not have a lot of local support
  • Volunteer based on your schedule
Our volunteer orientation is available online at: http://olderadults.fswp.org/become-volunteer

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About In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh

Location:

221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US

Mission Statement

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS), a program of Wesley Family Services, has a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County through practical volunteer-based supports.

Description

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh is a part of the Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.

Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling through an online database which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Allegheny CountyPittsburgh, PA 15221

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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