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Neighbor Network Volunteer - Wellness Caller

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Greenwich House

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

The Neighbor Network is a volunteer-based non-profit program aimed at diminishing isolation among the lower west side seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers are matched with seniors to have regular calls for friendly conversations, connect older New Yorkers with the resources they need, and build relationships that will bring joy and comfort to seniors and volunteers alike.

Older adults face a higher health risk due to COVID-19, these neighbors are likely to face many more months of physical isolation and the challenges that come with it - difficulty accessing food, medicine and mental health services, a lack of reliable information, and separation from friends and family. By volunteering to regularly make calls to seniors during this time, you can help connect your neighbors to the resources they need while building meaningful relationships.

Recurring calls can last as short as 10 minutes and are as frequent as both the volunteer and senior agree upon. Volunteers may match with as many seniors as they like and schedule allows for. Commitment duration is up to the volunteer. All that is required by the volunteer is a working phone and access to the internet for training and participation. Minimum age to participate 16.

If you are a senior who would like to receive calls or be a volunteer, come join us too! Join the Neighbor Network and be a good neighbor to your fellow seniors! For more information: https://theneighbornetwork. org/
Ready to sign up or have questions contact us at (914) 573-5526‬ or greenwichhouse@theneighbornetwork.org.

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About Greenwich House

Location:

27 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Mission Statement

Greenwich House helps individuals and families lead more fulfilling lives by offering social and health services, cultural and educational programs, and opportunities for civic involvement to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds.

Description

Founded in 1902 as a settlement house to help New York’s increasing immigrant population adjust to life in a new country, today Greenwich House offers programs in social services, arts and education that provide thousands of New Yorkers with personal enrichment and cultural experiences.

Greenwich House programs are a valuable resource to our neighbors and those who work in, visit or seek care in the Village. Whether it is a class at the Music School, Pottery, After-School or Summer Arts Camp, socializing at one of our senior centers, counseling at the Children’s Safety Project or treatment at the Chemical Dependency Program, our professional, well-trained staff ensures that everyone receives the care and service they need to live a more fulfilling life. Each individual at Greenwich House- be they educators, artists, social workers, students, therapists, volunteers or donors-helps to contribute to this unique, caring community of friends and neighbors in New York.

Crisis Support
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Volunteer opportunity is based on your schedule and your availability for commitment.
  • Must have access to personal phone, internet and computer/laptop.

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