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.
With COVID many seniors are more isolated than ever. Your phone calls can make a difference!
Friendly Caller Client Description: Senior male is in his late 50's and is a retired nurse who spent his career advocating for and educating the Latino population and LGBTQ community about HIV in the 80's -90's. He is now interested in going back to school to become a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. He is passionate about exercise, eating healthy, spending time in nature and helping others. He describes himself as sociable and would like to be matched with a volunteer that is interested in chatting by phone once per week and offering friendship.
complete 1 training session
pass background check and reference check
Time Commitment: 2 -4 hours / month
social, reliable, trustworthy and caring
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Nicole Moore at email@example.com or call 562-637-7191. You may also sign up directly at our website: https://scan.samaritan.com/recruiter/501/OppDetails/1275/Friendly-Caller-Los-Angeles-Orange-and-Inland-Empire/
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
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.