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In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh
Want to help seniors in our community?
We have seniors who need some extra support in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. You can help an older adult to feel connected to their community during this crisis. We are in need of volunteers to make friendly calls to older adults in neighborhoods all around the greater Pittsburgh area.
Volunteering is based on your availability although most calls are made between 10am-6pm EST. We'll work with your availability
In Service of Seniors is a program from Wesley Family Services and our partner, The United Way. We've been supporting seniors for nearly 40 years and are adapting to the current needs of older adults in Allegheny County. When it is safe to do so, we will resume all of our normal services.
Register to volunteer here: https://form.jotform.com/200765618956163
EDITED: All volunteers who reside in Pennsylvania must complete the PA Criminal History clearance (PATCH), which is free for volunteers. If you reside outside of Pennsylvania, we require a state background check from your state or a federal background check. We are not able to accept volunteers who do not have a recent background check.
About In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh
221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS), a program of Wesley Family Services, has a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County through practical volunteer-based supports.
In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh is a part of the Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.
Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling through an online database which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more!
We also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.