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Agency on Aging of South Central CT's RSVP Program

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The mission of this project is 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.

Providing door through door service with fully screened and trained volunteer Chaperones will accompany seniors and adults with disabilities from their homes to their appointments and home again. Chaperones are not required to drive.

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 and all necessary PPE for both self and client.

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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

Mon Oct 26, 2020 - Fri Jan 22, 2021

WHERE

This volunteer program supports 14 townsthroughout theGreater New Haven Area.New Haven, CT 06511

(41.32129,-72.92834)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment is flexible from 2 to 4 hours a week, depending on the appointment.
  • Wi-Fi to access scheduling system.

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