Friendly Visitor: Foster Social Connections with Older Adults in San Francisco

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Covia Communities

Lizzy and Richard
Lizzy and Richard are a Social Call match!

The more social connections we have, the better!

Volunteers for Social Call, a community service offered by Covia, meet with older adults (60 years and above) for weekly friendly visits. Our volunteers are 18+ years and want to provide companionship and a listening ear. In-person matches are available in San Francisco, Alameda, Marin and Sonoma counties and by-phone nationwide.

Social Call volunteers find that making a visit to an older adult in their community is quite rewarding and many develop long-term relationships with their older adult match.

Social Call volunteers:

  • Receive training and ongoing support
  • Are matched with an adult 60 years or older for great conversation
  • Visit with their match for an hour each week

Bilingual volunteers encouraged to apply. Volunteer training scheduled regularly.

For more information contact Katie Wade at kwade@covia.org or at 415-805-6692.

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About Covia Communities

Location:

Mailing address:2185 N. California Blvd. Suite 215, Operation throughout greater SF Bay Area, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

Covia promotes positive aging by cultivating healthy and engaged communities with a continuum of innovative services that actively support intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being.

Description

Growth, Compassion, Innovation, Commitment, Service. The core outreach programs of Covia Community Services - Senior Resources, Market Day, Well Connected , and Social Call- each address unmet needs of seniors. They provide essentials such as emergency financial assistance, affordable produce, and links to critical services. Covia volunteers also serve in our communities, from Pacific Grove to Santa Rosa, engaging residents and staff by providing companionship, care, and support. The programs also provide intangibles that may prove to be more essential such as affording these adults an improved quality of life, a sense of community, the joy of knowing they are cared for, and a renewed purpose.


WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

881 Turk StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102

(37.78137,-122.42377)
 

SKILLS

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Covia pays the cost of the background check.

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