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RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Washtenaw County

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers to visit socially isolated older adults who need companionship.

Purpose: Build a meaningful relationship with a socially isolated person. This service helps allow that person to age in place. It also offers their families/caregivers a respite break. No direct care! No transporting the client, toileting, or bathing them! Chat, tell stories, play card games, watch TV, go for a walk together.

Qualifications: Polite and friendly, compassionate, is willing to take 2-4 hours of training relevant to working with older adults, can pass a background check, has their own vehicle for transportation. No experience required.

Timeframe: 2 hours a week for at least 6 months. Exceptions for vacations and special occasions are always possible- advanced notice is appreciated! Schedule is completely up to you and the family you are matched with.

Location of work: Anywhere in Washtenaw County. We pick families as geographically close as possible when matching volunteers to families.

Benefits:

  • Training from helpful staff
  • Time off for vacations with advanced notice
  • Volunteer liability insurance to supplement your own medical and auto insurance
  • Invitation to volunteer recognition events
  • Meet like-minded people, make friends, build connections
  • Feel good knowing you are doing a good deed

Volunteers must be age 55 or better to apply. Provide your phone number when applying.Email rsvp@csswashtenaw.org or call (734) 971-9781 ext. 364

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About RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Washtenaw County

Location:

4925 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, US

Mission Statement

To match older adults with meaningful volunteer opportunities in non-profit agencies in Washtenaw County.

Description

RSVP matches individuals 55 years and better with meaningful volunteer opportunities in Washtenaw County. Serving over 50 non-profit agencies in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

People with Disabilities
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Washtenaw CountyAnn Arbor, MI 48106

(42.27213,-83.77546)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Veteran Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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