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Agency on Aging of South Central CT's RSVP Program

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The mission of this project was to provide a safe transportation alternative for individuals who need or are required to have someone accompany them to and from their doctor’s office or outpatient procedure.

The Agency on Aging’s Volunteer Program is very interested in helping our local seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities maintain optimal health. The pandemic has made it difficult for many to get to their appointments and we are hopeful that with the vaccine, they will be able to get back on track.

As we know, typical transportation systems and medical facilities lack supports that can help many of our seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to; remember, get prepared for, access and navigate their appointments. As a chaperone, you have the ability to help with these issues by providing personal support to clients registered for assistance. Making reassurance phone calls, door through door support, companionship and follow-up can turn a scary trip into one that both you and your client feel good about.

Chaperones are not required or requested to drive. Your role will be to offer support.

There are millions of seniors in critical need of non-emergency medical assistance to continue living in their homes. Many also need companionship to avert the devastating effects of isolation. Volunteer support is vital for individuals to maintain the ability to live independently and stay connected within their communities.

Could you be the person to reassure someone that they will get to their appointment and assist with ensuring they get there on time?

All volunteer must register, successfully complete a background check, receive training, a 3-4 hour commitment on a weekly basis is requested and all necessary PPE for both self and client will be provided as necessary.

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About Agency on Aging of South Central CT's RSVP Program

Location:

l Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L, New Haven, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

The Agency on Aging of South Central CT’s mission is to "Empower Adults to remain as independent and engaged as possible within their communities through advocacy, information, and services." The Agency’s Volunteer Program offers individuals service activity opportunities throughout the Greater New Haven area and its mission is to "Recruit Volunteers who are interested in applying their skills, offering socialization, assisting with fraud protection and/or accompanying individuals to non-emergency doctor appointments." If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the life of another or your community, consider reaching out to the AOASCC volunteer program.

Description

The Agency on Aging’s Volunteer program places volunteers in a variety of different service activity situations. Some focus on providing individualized support to seniors, individuals with disabilities and Veterans within the community referred to the organization for assistance in maintaining their independence. Other opportunities are available to offer support to local non-profit organizations, schools and municipalities in the greater New Haven area.

Founded in 1971, AOASCC's AmeriCoprs Volunteer program is one of the largest and oldest volunteering efforts in the nation. One of twelve programs in CT, the program provides support services to a 14-town region, but our volunteers can come from anywhere.

If you want to use your talents, life experiences and skills to help others, the Agency on Aging’s Volunteer program is for you!

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations North Haven, CT 06473

(41.39091,-72.85954)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment can be somewhat flexible. It is helpful if volunteers are able to offer a consistent day or time for scheduling purposes.
  • Cell phone for communication and access to training, scheduling and tracking systems.

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