Bilingual Volunteers: Help a Senior how to use a tech device
Volunteer Action for Aging
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.
Cyber Senior Program Description: Volunteers are paired with a senior or small group of seniors to answer questions about their personal tech devices (smartphone, tablet): how to text, save a contact, use Facebook, set calendar reminders, etc. Qualifications: Bilingual English/Spanish; interested in seniors, social, able to work with clients of a diverse background, patient, independent, comfortable with technology (you don't have to be an expert!). Must be 22+ years old. Training provided.
Time Commitment: just 4-6 hours per month! Flexible schedule
Location: Los Angeles/ Orange County/ Riverside & San Bernardino
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.
If you are interest in volunteering, please fill out an application online: https://scan.samaritan.com/custom/501/index.php?
If you have questions please feel free to contact
Edlin Fresquez: EFresquez@scanhealthplan.com
(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