Seeking Bilingual Khmer Cambodian speaker to help seniors with technology (Long Beach)

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Volunteer Action for Aging

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Volunteer Action for Aging is a volunteer service program that provides activities for seniors designed to increase socialization and an overall sense of well-being.

Why is socialization so vital? 43% of older Americans report feeling lonely and medical experts say social isolation needs to be seen as a public-health issue.

Program Description: Volunteers are assigned a senior apartment community or individual senior who is looking to learn more about technology. Volunteers work one on one or in small in groups to answer questions about smartphones, tablets and laptops: how to text, save a contact, use Facebook, set calendar reminders, etc. You don't have to be a tech expert to volunteer, just be comfortable with technology.

Qualifications: interested in seniors, social, able to work with clients of a diverse background, patient, comfortable with technology. Training provided. Must be 18+ years old. Bilingual Khmer is ideal, however there are opportunities for monolingual English speakers

Time Commitment: 2 - 4 hours per month minimum; additional hours available. Must be available during normal business hours of the week for volunteering

Location: Long Beach/ 90814

Empower a senior to embrace technology which can help them stay connected to their loved ones and the community! By offering your time, you too are helping combat social isolation that many seniors experience.

Additional opportunities throughout Orange County and Los Angeles for all languages.

If you are interest in volunteering, please fill out an application online: https://scan.samaritan.com/custom/501/index.php?

You can also contact Brianne Ellsworth at bellsworth@scanhealthplan.com or 562-637-7231




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About Volunteer Action for Aging

Location:

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.

Description

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 www.independenceathome.org

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

senior apartmentsLong Beach, CA 90814

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2+ hours per month minimum. Schedule is very flexible.

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