Visiting a Lonely Senior in Schwenksville Community for 1 hr. 1x per week?

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Dolphin Companions/ECS, formerly Dolphins of Delaware Valley

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If you have one hour once a week to spend with an elderly person in an assisted living facility in Schwenksville, then we need you! The program Dolphin Companions (formerly Dolphins of Delaware Valley) has been in existence since 1978. We match volunteers with individual residents in a senior community, in order that by the volunteer visiting them for about one hour once a week (on the day and time of the volunteer's choosing) the residents have something to look forward to and feel that they matter to someone. We are looking for volunteers that may be interested in learning more about this beneficial opportunity for you to give of your time and be surprised by how much you will receive in knowledge and appreciation of this older generation. Contact Marilyn K. 610-585-7141 or Marilynk@ecsphilly.org

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About Dolphin Companions/ECS, formerly Dolphins of Delaware Valley

Location:

225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, US

Mission Statement

To alleviate loneliness and boredom in the elderly confined to a nursing home or other retirement community and to stimulate mental alertness through conversation and friendship To visit on a one-to-one basis with someone who has few, if any, outside visitors To make a commitment to visit once a week for about an hour in a local facility. Interviewing residents and Dolphins volunteers for compatibility. Training for and monitoring the relationship To continually grow by increasing the number of Dolphins, residents and facilities we serve

Description

We match volunteers (Dolphins) one-to-one with the forgotten elderly in nursing homes or retirement communities in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties and the western edge of Philadelphia. We basically, create a friendhsip. Our Dolphins range in age from 9 to 87, are male and female and come from all walks of life. We match them with someone in a facility near the Volunteer's home or workplace and ask that they visit one hour a week. The day and time is chosen by the Volunteer and the Resident Friend and can be flexible every week. Our Volunteers can read or write letters for them, take a walk with them or just reminisce. We have specific need in Bryn Mawr area.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Serve Montgomery, Berks, Delaware, Bucks Co. andCenter CityOffices in:225 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia Pa andCollegeville, PA 19426

(40.18566,-75.45157)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour once a week
  • your own transportation

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