San Clemente Village is Recruiting Volunteers
When you hear of San Clemente Village (SCV), you might think it’s a senior living facility. On the contrary, we are a vibrant organization of vetted volunteers who provide social connections, services and transportation to medical appointments, the grocery store, planned educational events and social activities for older adults in our beautiful town. Our vision is to help older residents of San Clemente thrive and live well in their homes.
San Clemente Village is part of the nation-wide Village to Village network, which, the website ( www.scvillage.org) says, "...pioneered the way for a positive, forward-thinking model for aging." Village Movement California is our state-run branch, and in 2016, San Clemente was lucky enough to get its’ own Village non-profit organization. San Clemente Village’s Executive Director is Jan Montague. She has a gerontology background and is also on the state Village Board. Volunteers and board members consist of local residents. Today, San Clemente Village has approximately 65 members and 50 volunteers.
SCV volunteers think of themselves as neighbors helping neighbors. But, did you know that doing good is also good for you? The Mayo Clinic recently published 6 health benefits of volunteering:
- Volunteering connects you to others and helps you make new friends and contacts.
- Volunteering gives a sense of purpose and decreases the risk of depression.
- Volunteering helps people stay physically and mentally active.
- Volunteering may reduce stress levels and could help you live longer.
- Volunteering helps you meet others and develop new relationships.
- Volunteering helps people and changes lives.
As a SCV volunteer, you decide how much and how often you are available to assist our members. For some, it might be a couple of hours a month but for others it’s a couple of hours a week. We always make sure that the appropriate volunteer is called to provide help for each member’s service request.
Our volunteers are all ages (18 and above) and come from a variety of backgrounds. Please consider sharing a bit of your time and kindness for others with San Clemente Village. We’ve had several new members join and we urgently need additional volunteers. It’s easy, we want volunteering with SCV to be a great experience for you. Call our office today to get started-we can’t wait to meet you!
SCV Volunteers provide services like these to our members:
- Computer/phone assistance
- Paperwork organizing
- Transportation (medical appointments within a 20-mile radius & errands 10-miles
- Minor indoor and outdoor home maintenance services (replacing a furnace filter)
- Pet Assistance
- Social and educational programs
- Village health companion for medical appointments
- Phone check-ins and friendly visits
- Assistance with administrative operations and committees
San Clemente Village is reachable by phone from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday-Friday. To inquire about volunteer opportunities or membership visit our website at www.scvillage.org or call 949-441-1348.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SAN CLEMENTE VILLAGE
PO BOX 5761, SAN CLEMENTE, CA 92674, US
Our Mission is to bring together local residents, 55 and older, who partner with one another and volunteers to enjoy an active, connected and independent lifestyle. Volunteers provide non-medical services (transportation, home services, errands, pet assistance, and programs for to combat social isolation).
San Clemente Village (SCV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based, membership organization that provides volunteer driven services and social engagement for older adults. Educational opportunities are provided with a focus on whole-person wellness. These opportunities provide the means for Members to stay safe and well in their homes. Our membership is available to San Clemente residents who are age 55 and above. Volunteers are not required to live in the city of San Clemente. Volunteers must pass a background check, attend volunteer orientation and be 18 years of age or older. The average age of our Members is 89 and the average age of our Volunteers is 63.
PO Box 5761San Clemente, CA 92674
September 7, 2021
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- It's up to the individual