During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Volunteer in a retirement or long-term Rehab or Care facility through LITA's programs:
One-to-One - Social engagement with one or more resident friends.
Pet Connection - Bring your well-behaved pet to visit with one or more residents in a nearby facility.
Family Connections - All or part of a family unit who visits with a resident.
Bridging Thru Music - Opportunity for all ages and skill levels to play music for our friends in facilities.
Assist a facility Activity/Recreation department - Help the Activity staff set-up or break down an activity, call bingo, play games or work puzzles with residents, decorate for events/holidays, help residents with an art/craft project, read to the vision impaired, lead a sing-a-long. Are you an artist? Consider sharing your form of creativity by leading and instructing an interested group of older adults.
LITA Office Assistance: Help with bulk mailings, special events, fundraising, office assistance and other clerical tasks.
4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F101, San Rafael, CA 94903, US
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.
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:
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F 101San Rafael, CA 94903
February 19, 2020