Friendly Visitor and Companion- County Wide
4 people are interested
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers to socially isolated seniors who need companionship.
Purpose: Building a meaningful relationship with them, and knowing that their volunteer service helps allow that person to age in place. Offers their families a respite break. No direct care giving! No transporting the client, toileting, or bathing them! Chat, tell stories, play card games, watch TV, go for a walk together.
Qualifications: Polite and friendly, compassionate, is willing to be trained, can pass a background check, has their own vehicle for transportation. No experience required.
Timeframe: 2 hours a week for at least 6 months--exceptions for vacations and special occasions are always possible- just let the family you work with know you will be gone! Schedule is completely up to you and the family you are matched with.
Location of work: Anywhere in Washtenaw County. We pick families as geographically close as possible when matching volunteers to families.
- Training from helpful staff
- Time off for vacations with advanced notice
- Volunteer liability insurance to supplement your own medical and auto insurance
- Invitation to volunteer recognition events
- Meet like-minded people, make friends, build connections
- Feel good knowing you are doing a good deed
Volunteers must be age 55 or better to apply. Provide your phone number when applying.Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 971-9781 ext. 364
About RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Washtenaw County
4925 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, US
To match older adults with meaningful volunteer opportunities in non-profit agencies in Washtenaw County.
RSVP matches individuals 55 years and better with meaningful volunteer opportunities in Washtenaw County. Serving over 50 non-profit agencies in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
We'll work with your schedule.
5361 McAuley DriveYpsilanti, MI 48197
- Elder care
- Relationship Building
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- Social Work
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours/week for 6 months