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Facilitate a group call with a seniors over the phone!

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ORGANIZATION: Riseboro Community Partnership

Riseboro Community Partnership is looking for volunteers interested in spending one hour out of their week chatting with a group of senior citizens over the phone. There would be no more than 4 - 5 seniors in the group call. Friendly Visitors (volunteers) would facilitate a phone call with a group of seniors, asking questions, and getting seniors to share their stories with one another, encouraging seniors to build friendships with other seniors. Our senior citizens are unable to go out into the community and are looking for a companion to laugh with, talk to and enjoy their time with! (Many of our seniors are isolated more than ever and therefore are battling depression and anxiety due to the impact of COVID-19.) We ask that volunteers commit for at least 6 months.

Group calls will be for a minimum of 8 weeks or be an ongoing group.

This is a great opportunity to build your group facilitation skills!

We serve a diverse group of elderly and seek people of all backgrounds and ages (18 and up) to join us in helping our seniors feel more connected to their communities.

This Friendly Visiting Program is funded by The NYC Department for the Aging.

SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEERS HIGHLY NEEDED ***

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About Riseboro Community Partnership

Location:

1175 Gates Avenue, BROOKLYN, NY 11221, US

Mission Statement

In 2008, RBSCC was awarded the Case Management Program by the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA). The RBSCC DFTA Case Management Department provides homebound seniors residing in Community Boards # 1, 3, 4 in Brooklyn with comprehensive strength-based intakes and in-home assessments. The Case Management Department also provides our homebound Seniors with our Friendly Visiting Program, which provides companionship to our homebound seniors. All services approved by our department are funded by the New York City Department for the Aging.

Description

The Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council was founded in 1973 as a senior service provider in the Ridgewood and Bushwick communities. At the heart of its mission was a deep commitment to empowering individuals and supporting families through the creation and facilitation of a thriving and healthy environment where growth and prosperity are possible. Since its founding, RBSCC has grown tremendously and its scope of services has extended far beyond that of its early years. Today it provides a vast array of social services to residents of all ages within the Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, East New York, Ridgewood, Glendale, and surrounding Brooklyn and Queens communities. Serving thousands each year, the RBSCC has assisted countless community residents since 1973.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • COMMITMENT:
 Weekly hour-long in person visits for a minimum of 6 months or 1 - 2 weekly phone calls with your friendly senior.
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REQUIREMENTS:
 Volunteers must be 18 or older. An interview, training, references, and background check are required.

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