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Older adult phone companions needed (Virtual Opportunity) - Modesto

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ORGANIZATION: Front Porch Community Services

Female senior on phone
Female senior on phone

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 or visit us at https://covia.org/programs/social-call/.

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About Front Porch Community Services

Location:

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

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire and build community, cultivating meaningful relationships and experiences that respond creatively to changing needs.

Description

We empower individuals to live connected and fulfilled lives through our Community Services Division. Front Porch’s Community Services Division designs and administers 6 programs addressing 3 social problems affecting older adults: food insecurity, unstable housing, and isolation & loneliness.


CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Women
Community, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Modesto, CA 95355

(37.67045,-120.93026)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 minutes p/week for 6 months (at a mutually agreed upon time).

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