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Fairfield volunteers needed - Weekly phone conversations with older adults- (Virtual Opportunity)

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ORGANIZATION: Front Porch Community Services

Asian Female Older Adult videochatting

his is a beautiful remote opportunity to connect with an older adult over the telephone once a week. Spend some time getting to know each other, sharing your life stories, experiences, challenges, dreams, and goals. Or, have conversations rich in history, arts, travel, education, philosophy, current events, cooking, sports, you name it! Social Call works to make thoughtful matches between a volunteer and an older adult by considering similarities, differences, dispositions, worldviews, and conversational styles.

Social Call volunteers:
- Are matched with an adult 60+ years of age for weekly phone visits (with the possibility of video visits)
- Receive training and ongoing support

Time Commitment:
- 30 min/week, 6 month minimum, plus a brief online 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

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1000 Webster StreetFairfield, CA 94533

(38.25233,-122.04467)
 

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

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