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ORGANIZATION: ElderHelp



ElderHelp clients live in their own homes in the community. Volunteers play a critical role in their clients' lives, supporting them with various tasks that allow them to remain independent and living with dignity.

Many volunteer opportunities are available depending on your interests and availability. They'll match you with a senior to help with tasks of your choice on an ongoing basis (every 2 weeks) such as grocery shopping, sorting mail & paperwork, home safety related projects, friendly conversations/visits. Build a rapport and create a new friendship while helping a senior maintain their independence!

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Signing Up: The onboarding process includes an application, online orientation, background check, driving record check, reference checks and interview. This process may take a couple of weeks to complete. Please note that for any in-person volunteer services, proof of vaccine for the COVID-19 virus would be required, as they serve a high risk population.

Time Commitment: 4 hours per month (2 hours every other week) for a minimum of 6 months, if possible. Visits with seniors typically take place every other week.

Attire: Casual and appropriate

Physical Requirements: Assisting with grocery shopping would involve lifting items and bags of groceries. Assisting with home safety related repairs may also involve some physical activity. ElderHelp may have opportunities to assist with check-in calls, friendly conversations over the phone, and more.

Desired Skills/Experience: Patience and compassion. For assisting with minor home repairs, experience is helpful but not required.

Location: This volunteer opportunity takes place in clients' homes or in the community throughout Central San Diego and parts of East County. Additional information will be provided once accepted as a volunteer.

About ElderHelp

ElderHelp provides personalized services and information that help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.

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About ElderHelp

Location:

5095 Murphy Canyon Rd #100, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

ElderHelp's mission is to provide personalized services and information that help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.

Description

ElderHelp has been supporting seniors in the San Diego community for over 49 years. Our team of staff and volunteers are dedicated to improving the health, safety and overall well-being of our clients. Volunteers are a critical part of our team, making a difference in the lives of seniors each and every day.

We support seniors with pantry deliveries, rides to medical related appointments, assistance with grocery shopping, home office help, minor home repairs, friendly visits, and more. As we continue to see an increased need for services, we are actively recruiting volunteers. Please consider joining our team today!

Please note: We are continuing to follow specific safety guidelines related to COVID to protect our clients and volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Tue Sep 14, 2021 - Sat Dec 31, 2022
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

San Diego, CA 92123

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