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Volunteer to chat with a Senior over the phone! Laugh, giggle, and share stories with each other!

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ORGANIZATION: Riseboro Community Partnership

  • 6 people are interested

Riseboro Community Partnership is seeking volunteers who are interested in spending one hour out of the week chatting via phone with a home bound senior citizen. Many of our seniors are more isolated and therefore are battling depression and anxiety due to the impact of COVID-19.

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! Our seniors reside within Bushwick, Bedstuy, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Ocean Hill.

Volunteer to chat with a senior over the phone! Calls can be 1 - 2 times a week and can vary from 15 minutes, to 30 minutes, 45 minutes, an hour! It all depends on how chatty you and your matched senior are. These calls make such a positive impact in our seniors lives!

Have one on one calls or facilitate a group call with seniors (no more than 5 seniors in a group)

This is a mutually rewarding friendship, where you're able to learn about the seniors in your neighborhoods, their art styles, interests and the changes that have occurred to the community over the years!

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.

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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

Community
Crisis Support
Seniors
Community, Crisis Support, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Brooklyn, NY 11221

(40.69032,-73.92716)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 references (contact name and contact information only), background check, 18 years +, volunteer interview, and short training

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