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LITA Marin

  • 6 people are interested
LITA LOVE IS THE ANSWER

Memory Care Buddies requires in-person volunteering so we hope to resume volunteer support and training for this opportunity in 2021. Please keep in touch with LITA for details.

Litamarin.org
415-472-5482

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About LITA Marin

Location:

4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F101, San Rafael, CA 94903, US

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life of older adults living in Marin county long-term care and retirement facilities by providing volunteer friends. LITA promotes friendships that help reduce isolation and loneliness while increasing public awareness of the social needs of residents of older adults in our community.

Description

Founded in 1975, nonprofit organization LITA (Love is the Answer) is a Marin county that strives to improve the quality of life for older adults living in long-term care facilities by providing volunteer friends for regular visits and a variety of volunteer programs specifically designed to create meaningful connections. With the steady increase of Marin County's older adult population, LITA's programs to help cultivate mutually enriching social connections through:

  • One-to-One friends
  • Bridging Generations
  • Bridging Thru Music
  • Family Connections
  • Pet Connections

LITA works with and places volunteers in retirement and long-term care licensed communities. Through volunteer recruitment, screening and interviewing, volunteers are assessed for volunteer visiting readiness. Pets are evaluated and assessed for the Pet Connection program based on professional pet agency guidelines.

References are a requirement and contacted for volunteering with LITA. Volunteer orientations are scheduled per Director and Volunteer availability. LITA's Director of volunteers provides ongoing and as-needed guidance, support, information to all volunteers. This includes brown bag lunch & learns, Memory Care Buddies workshops and annual volunteer celebration events. Some of the county events LITA participates in are the annual Marin County Senior Fair, and CVNL's Volunteer Fair.

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4340 Redwood Hwy Bldg F # 101San Rafael, CA 94903

(38.0158,-122.53975)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Special Needs
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training 1 time: monthly for 6 months Visit with matched friend time: Up to 1 hour weekly.
  • Separate one time orientation (1 hour) with LITA's Director of Volunteers, required to visit with resident friend in their facility.

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