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Hello Neighbor phone chat - East Coast opportunity

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Schuyler County Office for the Aging

  • 22 people are interested
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****Volunteers must reside on the East Coast****

VOLUNTEER JOB DUTIES:

  • Provide companionship phone calls.
  • Call once per week; approximately 15 minutes per call.
  • Coordinate days and times of calls with the client.
  • Ask questions to encourage conversation: refer to known or list of client interests.
  • Note areas of conversation that cause distress for the client and avoid in future conversations.
  • Engage client in discussions that promote feelings of well-being, uplifted mood and positive feelings.
  • Use tracking sheet provided to document date and length of each call and submit to Office for the Aging.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Friendly phone manner
  • Good hearing
  • Good listener
  • Ability to speak clearly
  • Conscientious completion of all calls
  • Good record keeping
  • Timely reporting

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About Schuyler County Office for the Aging

Location:

323 Owego St., Suite 7, Montour Falls, NY 14865, US

Mission Statement

To advocate for, educate and assist the senior and disabled populations of Schuyler County to live in the most independent and integrated setting through community collaboration providing for well-being/health, security, dignity, autonomy and choice through innovative home and community-based services.

Description

The Schuyler County Office for the Aging was established as a result of the Older Americans Act of 1965 with the core function being provision of information / referrals and services for county residents age 60 and over, as well as their caregivers.

With the addition of NY Connects, individuals of any age with a disability are served as well. A variety of programs are offered through nutrition services, in-home services, benefits assistance and general services. Although the office assists anyone over the age of 60, there is an emphasis on meeting the needs of our low income minority elderly population as well as those with disabilities.

This office is funded by Schuyler County, the New York State Office for the Aging, the Older Americans Act and participant contributions.

People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours/week - flexible
  • Volunteer application, 1.5 hour virtual training, monthly submission of timesheet via email

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