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Phone companions needed for older adults (Virtual Opportunity)

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Covia Communities

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Social Call matches volunteers with older adult participants, aged 60+, across the nation who have reached out to us for a social connection. We make thoughtful matches based on a variety of things from interests and hobbies, to practical considerations, to what interpersonal attributes both might be seeking in a conversation partner. We also take into consideration a number of more abstract concepts, like the individual’s worldview, disposition, conversational style. Many of the older adults enrolled in our program have a strong desire to be matched with a peer and are in need of a volunteer.

If you are an older adult, and available to connect with a senior once a week for 30 minute phone calls, please consider reaching out to us.

Social Call volunteers:
- Are matched with an adult 60+ years of age for weekly phone or video visits
- Receive training and ongoing support

Time Commitment:
- 30 min/week, 6 month minimum, plus a brief monthly report.

Qualifications:
- 18+ years of age
- Pass a free background check
- Submit two non-family references
- Participate in volunteer training via Zoom (approximately 90 minutes)

For more information contact Michelle Haines at mhaines@frontporch.net.

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About Covia Communities

Location:

Mailing address:2185 N. California Blvd. Suite 215, Operation throughout the U.S., Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

Covia promotes and cultivates healthy communities for positive aging through an innovative continuum that actively supports the whole person.

Description

The core outreach programs of Covia Community Services - Home Match, Market Day, Well Connected , and Social Call- each address unmet needs of seniors. They provide essentials such as affordable housing, produce, social connection, and links to critical services.


Community
Seniors
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes p/week for 6 months

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