Make weekly phone calls to Seniors in Riverside/San Bernardino County
Volunteer Action for Aging
In Riverside/ San Bernardino counties we have so many giving and compassionate bi-lingual Spanish speaking people. Often our mono-lingual seniors wait for many months to connect with a volunteer who speaks Spanish. I know you are out there. Please step up to make this commitment.
Our agency is Volunteer Action for Aging, a Community Service division of SCAN Health Plan. We coordinate a Friendly caller program. Our mission is to match caring volunteers with seniors in need of socialization.
This opportunity involves a phone call a week for a min of 30 min. No personal or home care, just an hour per week of getting to know someone new!
This opportunity is a small commitment for a large reward!
Please access our website scan.samaritan.com; click on the Friendly Caller tab to complete an application.
If you have questions please feel free to contact:
Edlin Fresquez: EFresquez@scanhealthplan.com or
(562) 637-7185 Ext. 7185
About Volunteer Action for Aging
3800 Kilroy Airport Way suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90806, US
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 www.independenceathome.org