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FriendshipWorks

  • 5 people are interested

FriendshipsWorks is looking for a volunteer to oversee the recruitment and training of volunteers to provide one-on-one support to elders over the phone to access technology (e.g. email, internet or zoom). Our goal is for elders to be able to use basic technology to access the internet, attend programming via zoom, or visit with their Friendly Visiting elder. This position could also provide coaching assistance to elders or concentrate on recruiting and preparing other volunteers. As the lead volunteer, this person would also oversee occasional followup check ins with the elders and keep notes.

This position can work remotely and has flexible hours, including weekends or evenings. We do need a commitment of a minimum of 4-5 hours/week for at least 9 months. The position would report to an assigned FriendshipWorks staff person. We are open to offering course credit or a reference letter for a volunteer leading this project.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and sensitivity interacting with elders.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and experience teaching or coaching others.
  • Fluency in second language helpful but not required.

This volunteer position requires an interview, brief training about FriendshipWorks, CORI, and references. If interested, please send a resume or a letter detailing your relevant work or volunteer experience to Matt Betts, mbetts@fw4elders.org.

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About FriendshipWorks

Location:

105 Chauncy St., Suite 801, Boston, MA 02111, US

Mission Statement

FriendshipWorks, formerly MATCH-UP Interfaith Volunteers, recruits and trains caring individuals to assist elders living in the Boston area. Our mission is to decrease the isolation that too often comes with age and disability, to promote well being, and to enhance the quality of life of elders. We have seen firsthand the difference ongoing companionship and support can make both for our care recipients and our volunteers.

Description

FriendshipWorks offers a variety of support services to elders in the Boston area. We make friendship matches between volunteers and elders. Volunteers often provide companionship, read aloud, take walks, or assist someone with errands. In addition to ongoing companionship, FriendshipWorks provides one-time assistance such as volunteer escorts to and from medical appointments and respite for family caregivers.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

105 Chauncy Street8th FloorBostonBoston, MA 02111

(42.35305,-71.06109)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Need to be able to devote 4-5 hours/week to the role, and commit for a minimum of 9 months.

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