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Become a Friendly Caller Volunteer for a Senior (Seeking Volunteers in LA County)

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Volunteer Action for Aging

Heart in Hands

Hello,

We are seeking volunteers to become Friendly Callers to local area seniors. Friendly Callers provide companionship to older-adults via regular weekly calls. All contact takes place over the phone.

Do you have:

  • People skills and do you enjoy speaking with seniors
  • Time to make a weekly call
  • Listening skills
  • A wish to make a difference in someone's life
Please contact me with any questions at 562-637-7103.

Thanks so much!

-Sarah

PS - Please note, this opportunity is open to US residents who are 18 and older. We ideally prefer volunteers who can make a one-year/up to one hour a week commitment. Thank you.

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About Volunteer Action for Aging

Location:

3800 Kilroy Airport Way suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90806, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer Action for Aging (VAA) is a volunteer service program operating under Independence at Home, a non-profit care management organization that supports disabled adults and seniors in their efforts to remain healthy and independent in their homes and communities. Our volunteer program works to assist and develop nurturing and caring relationships with disabled adults and homebound seniors.

Description

VAA provides the following services and community service opportunities:

Homeless Hygiene Care kit Event: Volunteers of all ages including seniors, Veterans, and young adults will gather to assemble homeless care kits.

Cell Phone Instruction To assist seniors understand the basic or advanced functions of their cell phones or Smart phones we need patient teachers who can work individually with seniors at a downtown Long Beach senior apartment building.

ALL YEAR Friendly Visitor/Phone Friend Volunteer: on a weekly basis, volunteers provide either friendly visits or phone calls to matched clients. They offer emotional support, companionship and conversation to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Writing Letters for our Troops Event: clients and volunteers come together to write letters for our active military and veterans. Letters are sent to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to the military.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Ev: This event has become a family tradition for many and we have volunteers who help year after year.

Check out our website for lots of news or call for a copy of our newsletter at www.independenceathome.org

Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One call per week (for up to one-hour).
  • A one-year committment is preferred.

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