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  • 175 people are interested
 

Friendly Calls for Meals on Wheels clients

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ORGANIZATION: Meals on Wheels West

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 175 people are interested

*If interested in Community Connections Friendly Calling, you must email Margaret Talai at margaret@mealsonwheelswest.org to sign up.

*If you are a volunteer who must complete court-mandated community service, you must email margaret@mealsonwheelswest.org for further information.

As part of our Community Connections Friendly Calling program, we are looking for volunteers to call Meals on Wheels West recipients to check on their health and wellness. Volunteers will be asked to reach out to approximately 2-4 isolated and homebound individuals for friendly conversation and social connectedness. By participating in the Meals on Wheels West Community Connections Friendly Calling program, volunteers will be alleviating the social isolation that comes from social distancing and being homebound. Volunteers can sign up for Tuesdays or Thursdays. All volunteers undergo training as well as a mandatory background check before making calls (background check takes approximately 3-5 days to complete). Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will call individuals who are homebound. A script will be provided. When you sign up for this program, please specify whether you are signing up as an individual or as a group. If you are signing up as a group, please include the number of people in your group in the initial email.

Time Commitment: Community Connections is a relationship driven program that relies upon consistent
weekly communication between a volunteer and assigned clients. While the length of time commitment is less than an hour twice a week and the time of day can be varied, please be committed to making your calls. Please let us know if you plan on a vacation or need to take a leave of absence.

INTERESTED or HAVE QUESTIONS? Please contact margaret@mealsonwheelswest.org

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About Meals on Wheels West

Location:

1823-A Michigan ave, SANTA MONICA, CA 90404, US

Mission Statement

Meals On Wheels West is a community-based, nonprofit organization serving the areas of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, and Venice. The organization is committed to enhancing wellness by providing quality healthy meals, nutrition education, and coordinating community resources and referrals for our homebound clients. The goal is simple...to assist neighbors in remaining in their own homes, living with independence and dignity for as long as possible. Meals on Wheels West provides community based services that nourish and enrich the lives of our homebound neighbors of all ages by providing nutritious meals, an emergency preparedness program, and referrals to other services that promote independent living and wellbeing. There is Hidden Hunger even in the most affluent communities.

Description

Meals On Wheels West is a community-based, nonprofit organization serving the areas of Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, and Venice. The organization is committed to enhancing wellness by providing quality healthy meals, nutrition education, and coordinating community resources and referrals for our homebound clients. The goal is simple...to assist neighbors in remaining in their own homes, living with independence and dignity for as long as possible.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 30-60 minutes
  • Background check is required

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