Japanese Speaking Friendly Visitor Needed


(40.767075,-73.957726)
 

Cause Areas

When

Mon Feb 19, 2018 - Fri Mar 27, 2020

Where

331 East 70th StreetNew York, NY 10021

About

We are seeking a Japanese speaker to meet with a senior that speaks Japanese as part of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's Friendly Visiting Program.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, in partnership with the NYC Department for the Aging, connects volunteers with homebound older New Yorkers to have in home visits on a regular basis. For volunteers, friendly visiting offers the opportunity to cultivate a lasting friendship, to learn from a senior’s life experiences, and to benefit from the personal satisfaction derived from community service. Friendly visiting leads to the creation of meaningful relationships between older adults and volunteers, promoting intergenerational understanding. For the senior, friendly visiting provides a sense of connection to the outside world, something to look forward to, and a sense of contributing to society through sharing their wisdom, knowledge, talents and stories with you.

Tasks:

  • Have weekly social, in-home visits with an older adult you are matched with
  • Provide monthly reports/updates to the Friendly Visiting program coordinator

Requirements:

  • Commit to being a Friendly Visitor for a minimum of six months
  • Be comfortable establishing a relationship with an older adult
  • Honest, mature, motivated, patient
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willing and able to contact the program coordinator should problems arise
  • Participate in an in-person interview
  • Undergo and pass a background check and provide references
  • Email monthly report of hours to coordinator

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 hour per week
  • Visit for a minimum of six months

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