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EngAGEing Conversations: Telephone Reassurance Caller

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Henrico County- Advocate for the Aging Office

  • 4 people are interested

EngAGEing Conversations is a telephone reassurance program providing a friendly, compassionate voice to older adults in our community who are feeling lonely and/or isolated. Volunteers will conduct a 5-10 minute phone call to 4-5 older adults each week during a two hour volunteer shift. This program is designed to be a friendly check in and social phone call. If additional services are needed by the participant, the Advocate for the Aging will make appropriate referrals.

Volunteer Qualifications:
Must be age 18 or older
Must have a telephone you are willing to use to call participants
Must have internet access
Must be willing to volunteer remotely with minimal supervision
Must be compassionate, caring and able to empathize with the life circumstances of the participant without passing judgement.

Shifts Available
Monday (10am-Noon) OR Monday (1pm-3pm)
Wednesday (10am-Noon) OR Wednesday (1pm-3pm)
Thursday (10am-Noon)

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About Henrico County- Advocate for the Aging Office

Location:

4301 E. Parham Rd., Henrico, VA 23228, US

Mission Statement

The Advocate for the Aging’s Office strives to fulfill needs of Henrico County’s aging population by enhancing social engagement, wellness, and independence. The Advocate for the Aging serves Henrico residents 60 and older, their family members, and caregivers by: •Providing information and referral services •Assisting caregivers •Communicating current and changing needs of the aging population to Henrico County government agencies •Raising awareness about aging services offered by all county agencies and departments

Description

The Advocate for the Aging’s Office strives to fulfill needs of Henrico County’s aging population by enhancing social engagement, wellness, and independence. The Advocate for the Aging serves Henrico residents 60 and older, their family members, and caregivers by:

  • Providing information and referral services
  • Assisting caregivers
  • Communicating current and changing needs of the aging population to Henrico County government agencies
  • Raising awareness about aging services offered by all county agencies and departments
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours once a week
  • Must provide 2 personal references

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