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Volunteer Action for Aging

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Volunteer Action for Aging is a program that provides volunteer opportunities to benefit seniors. All opportunities are designed to increase socialization and an overall sense of well-being.

Due to COVID, many seniors are more isolated than ever. Your support can make a difference!

***Opportunity Description: Volunteers provide 1:1 guidance to a senior who wishes to learn more about their electronic devices, such as cell phones, smartphones, tablets, computers, smart devices, etc.

Answer how-to questions in general areas such as:
- adding phone contacts
- accessing the internet/emails
- deleting photos
- using video chat and downloading apps

With the help of volunteers, seniors learn to navigate their devices so they can maintain their independent life and connection with others. Volunteers also socialize with the senior while targeting tech-needs. Service is conducted telephonically/virtually (i.e. Zoom).

Qualifications:

  • complete 1 brief online training session
  • pass background check and reference check
  • Time Commitment: 2 -4 hours / month (depending on senior's need) or more hours if you'd like
  • Looking for volunteers who are social, reliable, patient, trustworthy, and caring

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Celine Castellano at ccastellano@scanhealthplan.com or 562-637-7105.

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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

Community
Computers & Technology
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps
  • Macintosh Platform
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour / week
  • Comfortable with general features of some devices, features, apps (e.g. Android, Apple, smartphone, tablet, computers).

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