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AmeriCorps Seniors of Steuben County

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Does the present situation have you longing for social connection? You're not alone! Did you know that over 40% of seniors admit to feeling lonely? Having regular, meaningful conversations can lessen feelings of loneliness and are vitally important to our health and well-being. AmeriCorps Seniors and Project CARE are looking for volunteers who enjoy connecting through a friendly phone call.
Volunteers will schedule routine calls with seniors through a secured phone line service to check on their well-being, referring any concerns to appropriate Project CARE staff members. In addition to creating new friendships, CARE Callers offer the benefit of increased feelings of safety, wellness, and access to community resources. Research has shown that early intervention strategies like this have delayed or even prevent nursing home placement. Help keep seniors in their homes longer by providing the comfort and security of a reassuring phone call!

Training will also cover information on other services provided by the Office for the Aging, which you can share with your client as related topics come up. We encourage you to share any concerns you may have with the Project CARE staff. Our goal is to help our clients feel safe and find any help they need.

All volunteers will be trained on confidentiality procedures and will sign an Office for the Aging Confidentiality Agreement.

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About AmeriCorps Seniors of Steuben County

Location:

3 East Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810, US

Mission Statement

RSVP - Lead with Experience! You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.

Description

Volunteers make a difference!

AmeriCorps Seniors of Steuben County provides opportunities for people ages 55 and over to make a significant impact in their communities through volunteering. Volunteers contribute anywhere from a few hours a month to over 40 hours a week serving in their communities. Opportunities to serve include volunteering at local hospitals and nursing homes, schools, food pantries, public safety programs, and other nonprofit agencies and organizations. RSVP staff assist volunteers in sharing their experience, abilities and skills for the betterment of the community and themselves. Volunteer orientation, on-site training, supplemental insurance (while on duty), and mileage reimbursement are free services available for RSVP volunteers.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer time is up to you and the amount of calls you want to make are up to you as well.
  • Access to phone or data. Volunteers can make calls via our secure phone line. You can download the to your smartphone via Google Play or the Apple Store. Calls can then be made through the app, masking your personal information as a 1-800 number.

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