Volunteer Action for Aging is a volunteer service program that provides activities for seniors designed to increase socialization and an overall sense of well-being.
Why is socialization so vital? 43% of older Americans report feeling lonely and medical experts say social isolation needs to be seen as a public-health issue.
Friendly Caller / Visitor Program Description: Volunteers are matched with a senior that is need of companionship. The volunteer will call the senior once each week in order to enjoy chatting, offering friendship and an opportunity to enjoy one another's company. Due to COVID-19, all volunteer opportunities are limited to phone calls, however when it is safe to resume in-person services volunteering will take place at the senior's home in Costa Mesa.
complete 1 training session
pass background check and reference check
Time Commitment: 2 -4 hours / month
social, reliable, trustworthy and caring
live in Costa Mesa area or be willing to travel there when we resume in-person services
Client details: was social worker for 25 years, is Christian, enjoys going out to eat, walking and talking about life and current events. She is from Chile and speaks English and Spanish.
Location: Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brianne Ellsworth at email@example.com or 562-637-7231.
3800 Kilroy Airport Way suite 100, Long Beach, CA 90806, US
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.
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