Volunteers are needed to assist people with chronic illness!
Buddy Volunteers provide people living with chronic illness, with limited practical and emotional support - along with care, compassion, and a listening ear. A smile, a kind word, and a positive attitude can be invaluable to someone living with chronic illness. Buddies provide these and other supports. As well, Buddies receive training prior to their volunteer work and on-going support during their volunteer experience. Buddies visit their client 1-2 times per month and call their client once or twice a week. They also attend a monthly meeting along with other Buddy Volunteers for support and supervision. A one year commitment is requested for this volunteer position.
Action Wellness is a direct service agency in the state of Pennsylvania. We possess the ONLY Buddy Program of this type in Philadelphia assisting people living with chronic illness. We have about 200 buddies in our program - all of whom are diverse in in terms of age, race, ethnicity, spiritual and/or political ideology, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic level ... Come join us in a uniquely fulfilling experience... and meet terrific people - clients, staff, and other volunteers - in the process!
The first step is attending a New Volunteer Orientation. We hold these orientations monthly in the evening at our center city office. Contact Jay Johnson, Action Wellness Volunteer Coordinator, at 215-981-3324, or via email at ejohnson @actionwellnesss.org for information, questions, and/or to pre-register. Family and/or friends who are also interested may attend as well! Attendance at an orientation in no way obligates an individual to volunteer. There are several subsequent steps following orientation, including a 4-evening training.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and out of high school and with no history of criminal activity and/or child abuse. (Action Wellness runs - and pays for if payment is required - these checks are done on all potential volunteers.) Thank you!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Action Wellness (formerly ActionAIDS)
1216 Arch Street, 6th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, US
To provide for the physical, mental and emotional needs of men, women, children, and families living with chronic illnesses, thereby helping to ensure that they do not face chronic illnesses alone.
Fighting chronic disease can be a tough battle, but people affected by these chronic diseases don’t have to go it alone. Action Wellness is a nonprofit organization serving the Greater Philadelphia area. We’re here to help with all of the practical challenges you may face.
Action Wellness is a Philadelphia-based organization committed to helping people living with chronic diseases. Continuing its legacy of providing support and a myriad of services for individuals living with HIV disease, Action Wellness now provides services to those living with chronic disease. Action Wellness staff, volunteers and board members work together to sustain and enhance the quality of life for the diverse community it serves.
Give back to our community and make friends for life.
Action Wellness (formerly ActionAIDS) volunteers are found at EVERY level of the agency. Our Board of Directors, for example is composed entirely of volunteers!