Impactful Volunteering From Home *Special COVID-19*

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Covia Communities

Preventative measures for COVID-19 are resulting in closures and cancellations of many programs for older adults. While this cooperative effort reduces the spread and speed of COVID-19’s impact it takes a significant toll on already socially isolated older adults.

Battling isolation can be quite challenging, and the impacts are significant - studies show isolation is equivalent to the health impact of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. As you can imagine now is the time we are doubling our efforts to reach out to our most isolated population. Can you help?

Social Call is a free friendly visitor program that matches volunteers with older adults for weekly social interactions. We are looking for compassionate, capable individuals to help out from the comfort of their home to volunteer to give a friendly, 20-30 minute phone call to someone in need.

For more information, please contact Karen Miller at 707-634-4550 or kmmiller@covia.org.

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About Covia Communities

Location:

Mailing address:2185 N. California Blvd. Suite 215, Operation throughout greater SF Bay Area, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

Covia promotes and cultivates healthy communities for positive aging through an innovative continuum that actively supports the whole person.

Description

Growth, Compassion, Innovation, Commitment, Service. The core outreach programs of Covia Community Services - Senior Resources, Market Day, Well Connected , and Social Call- each address unmet needs of seniors. They provide essentials such as emergency financial assistance, affordable produce, and links to critical services. Covia volunteers also serve in our communities, from Pacific Grove to Santa Rosa, engaging residents and staff by providing companionship, care, and support. The programs also provide intangibles that may prove to be more essential such as affording these adults an improved quality of life, a sense of community, the joy of knowing they are cared for, and a renewed purpose.


WHEN

Fri Mar 13, 2020 - Sun May 31, 2020

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 6 months

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