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Special Projects & Appointment Companion Volunteers Wanted! Help out your Brooklyn neighbor!

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ORGANIZATION: Heights and Hills

  • 65 people are interested
Friendly Visiting
Charlotte and Shana enjoying an outing together during a weekly visit.

Special Project Squad & Appointment Companion volunteers receive occasional emails from us (4-6 per month) asking for volunteer support for a variety of upcoming activities and needs including but not limited to:

  • delivering flowers for a special occasion
  • providing grocery shopping and delivery assistance for homebound clients
  • helping-out at the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging for specific events and projects
  • holiday projects & special initiatives
  • escorting older adults' to medical appointments (assist with navigating directions and transportation and ensure that clients arrive at their destinations on time and return home safely).
  • helping will small household tasks and/or technology help

How often you will hear from us is hard to predict since we are responding to the real-time needs of our clients and programs, but we try to give you a week or two notice and bundle a few requests together at a time whenever possible. Some weeks you may get as many three emails, some weeks you may not receive any, it all depends on the requests we get from the folks we work with and the projects we have going on.

Important Note: Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Heights and Hills! Currently, we strongly prefer volunteers who live and/or can travel to the following Brooklyn neighborhoods: Flatbush, East Flatbush, East New York, Crown Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant. Although we encourage all to apply, please be advised there will be a wait if you have other neighborhood preferences.

How often you volunteer is up to YOU!
You only need to respond to our emails if you want to help-out with a request, we do NOT need to hear from you if you can’t help. We know you would if you could!

  • Must be 16 years or older or have written consent from parent/guardian
  • Flexible, mature, kind, compassionate and reliable
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to follow through on commitments
  • Willing to learn and follow organizational policies, confidentiality laws and volunteer guidelines
  • Willing to attend our New Volunteer Training

Training: There is an upcoming general volunteer trainings being held on Monday, July 15 at 6 pm, via zoom and Monday, August 12 at 6 pm. Please use the following links to register:

7/15: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-2rrzMtG9bk-8O05skFJx0R7235pGJ7

8/12: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcO2rrjMrGdS-sliuojdaKduIxsUexGme

Volunteer Application: All volunteers must submit an application, please use the link below to access the application:
https://www.heightsandhills.org/volunteer-application/

Contact: Volunteer Program Director at 718 596-8789, ext. 335 or volunteer@heightsandhills.org for more information.

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About Heights and Hills

Location:

81 Willoughby Street, Suite 302, Brooklyn, NY 11201, US

Mission Statement

Our mission statement is guided by the following beliefs: older adults are assets to their communities. Older adults' skills, experience, and wisdom enhance our civic organizations and institutions as well as individual lives. Further, older adults are entitled to live as independently as possible, with dignity and personal choice. In support of our mission, Heights and Hills operates three programs for older adults and their families: Case management for older adults, Caregiver support to family members, friends or neighbors who aid loved ones, and the Volunteer team who recruits appropriate volunteers to perform one or two of these services: the friendly visiting program, a volunteer becomes a companion to a senior and visits every week for an hour's time. Special Project volunteers aid in a variety of areas, this can be a grocery trip on behalf of a client, delivering birthday flowers or a much-needed wheelchair, this is a flexible opportunity.

Description

Heights and Hills is a large social service case management agency located in downtown Brooklyn, New York. We serve approximately 19 neighborhoods in Brooklyn which includes aiding 800+ seniors a month so that they live safely and autonomously in their homes. We believe older adults are assets to their communities. Furthermore, Older adults' skills, experience, and wisdom enhance our civic organizations and institutions as well as individual lives; and older adults are an economic asset to communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Seniors
Community, Crisis Support, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Brooklyn neighborhoodsBrooklyn, NY 11201

(40.69868,-73.98594)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Administrative Support
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexibility is key, how often and how long you volunteer is up to YOU. Assignments range from 1 to 6 hours, and you can pick the volunteer job that matches your schedule.
  • Volunteer Application, Training, References, Criminal Background Check

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