Bi-Lingual Korean Speaker? A Lonely Senior Needs You in Santa Ana

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Volunteer Action for Aging

It is so rewarding to offer companionship to a lovely monolingual Korean speaking woman who is 83 years old. She lives alone in her own apartment in a senior building in Santa Ana. She is intelligent and engaging but unfortunately she is alone most of the time due to her family members living in other states and being busy with their lives.

This very nice lady has been waiting for a Volunteer for over 6 months. Please offer your kindness and caring.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a Korean speaking female. The senior's schedule is very flexible. She is home almost all of the time, weekdays and weekends. No personal care or housekeeping duties involved.

She would enjoy telling you her stories and hearing yours. She loves dancing but doesn't dance much anymore. She would like to chat, take a walk with the volunteer, or maybe even get some help with using functions on her cell phone.

She still cooks her own Korean cuisine. Maybe the volunteer can get some cooking tips or share recipes.

This opportunity is offered through Volunteer Action for Aging, a community service of SCAN Health Plan. This is a free service to the Los Angeles and Orange County senior community members who may feel isolated and lonely due to a variety of reasons.

A person that volunteers for this position will find it rewarding, involving, and will provide a great opportunity to engage with a senior in the Korean speaking community.

Please contact us at to complete an application or contact Teri Hershberg at
562-637-7175, We appreciate your interest in this very rewarding volunteer experience.

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About Volunteer Action for Aging


3800 Kilroy Airport Way suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90806, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Action for Aging (VAA) is a volunteer service program operating under Independence at Home, a non-profit care management organization that supports disabled adults and seniors in their efforts to remain healthy and independent in their homes and communities. Our volunteer program works to assist and develop nurturing and caring relationships with disabled adults and homebound seniors.


VAA provides the following services and community service opportunities:

Homeless Hygiene Care kit Event: Volunteers of all ages including seniors, Veterans, and young adults will gather to assemble homeless care kits.

Cell Phone Instruction To assist seniors understand the basic or advanced functions of their cell phones or Smart phones we need patient teachers who can work individually with seniors at a downtown Long Beach senior apartment building.

ALL YEAR Friendly Visitor/Phone Friend Volunteer: on a weekly basis, volunteers provide either friendly visits or phone calls to matched clients. They offer emotional support, companionship and conversation to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Writing Letters for our Troops Event: clients and volunteers come together to write letters for our active military and veterans. Letters are sent to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to the military.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Ev: This event has become a family tradition for many and we have volunteers who help year after year.

Check out our website for lots of news or call for a copy of our newsletter at


We'll work with your schedule.


Senior Apartment BuildingSanta Ana, CA 92706



  • Korean
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 30
  • Orientation or Training
  • Just 1 hour per week. You and the senior you are visiting make your own schedule.
  • Bi-lingual Korean/English speaking female volunteer over 30 years old is needed.

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