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Volunteer with Older Adults (Sacramento County)

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ORGANIZATION: Cal Voices

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested

Role/Purpose:

The volunteer will provide adults 55 years and older with companionship, support, referrals, community connections, and advocacy. Many of our clients are lonely, homebound, and underserved. If you are interested in giving back to your community, you can make a real difference by spending time with older adults in need of a friend.

Key Responsibilities / Expectations
:
  • Provide support to assigned client at least once per week for 1-2 hours
  • Communicate any issues that may arise immediately to the Program Coordinator
  • Research community resources to assist client’s needs
  • Mandated reporting
Training: Volunteers are required to attend volunteer training prior to volunteering.
  • Training includes an overview of the Older Adult Program, HIPAA (client privacy), Adult Protective Services, and Suicide Prevention.
Background Check: Prior to beginning volunteer work, a Live Scan background check and clearance is required.
Covid-19 Vaccination: Prior to beginning volunteer work, the volunteer must provide proof of vaccination status.
Reports to: Max Tsymbal | Program Manager and Katie Quarles | Program Coordinator
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9am - 5pm
Email: kquarles@calvoices.org
Telephone: (916) 855-5444

More opportunities with Cal Voices

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Cal Voices

Location:

720 Suite 102, Sacramento, CA 95825, US

Mission Statement

Cal Voices (formerly known as NorCal MHA) is dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the diverse communities of Northern California through advocacy, education, research, and culturally relevant services. All of our programs within the our agency works with individuals and families with mental health challenges to promote wellness and recovery, prevention, and improved access to services and supports.

Description

About Cal Voices (A continuation of NorCal MHA)

In 1946, coalition of mental health patients, mental health service providers, and interested community members began a local Mental Health Association chapter in Sacramento, which is now known as Cal Voices, a continuation of NorCal MHA. For nearly 70 years, Cal Voices has provided mental health consumers with culturally-affirming peer support services, assistance in navigating various human service agencies, and advocacy for consumer-oriented public mental health policies. Currently, Cal Voices provides these services in Amador, Placer, and Sacramento counties in California, and offers technical assistance to other mental health agencies statewide.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Sacramento, CA 95825

(38.58908,-121.40847)
 

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Social Work
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers to donate 1-2 hours of their time per week to spend with their clients.

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