VIRTUAL PHONE FRIEND - VOLULNTEER FROM HOME - for volunteers 55 +
Must be sensitive to the needs of a lonely and isolated elderly person and live in Pierce County or Kitsap County.
As a volunteer in the Virtual Friends Program, a person must:
Have a sincere desire to serve lonely and isolated elders and/or adults with special needs
Be 18 years of age or older
Live within the boundaries of Pierce or Kitsap Counties
Agree to serve a minimum of 4 hours per month for at least a year
Pass a state criminal history background check
Provide three character references from persons to whom one is not related
Sign confidentiality documents
Complete 4 hours of pre-service in-person orientation and training OR 2 hours in a virtual format
Agree to report hours spent with your Virtual Friend on a monthly basis
Agree to attend Quarterly Trainings and provide quarterly updates
Be willing to accept supervision and abide by program requirements
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, a volunteer must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. MUST PASS A CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK.
*******ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT THE RSVP PROGRAM*****
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and over. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and older have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.
RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.
About Lutheran Community Services
223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US
Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in Pierce and Kitsap County, focuses on services for seniors, including Caregiver Support, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Friends, and Senior Companion Program. In addition, the Kitsap County office has a Navy Respite program and the Pierce County Office has a Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program, and Senior Media Services.
Tacoma AreaTacoma, WA 98409
September 15, 2021
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- 4 hours per month for one year