The Building Bridges intergenerational student program is a valuable part of CAREGIVERS:Volunteers Assisting The Elderly organization. CAREGIVERS was founded in 1984 and has assisted thousands of seniors across Ventura County.
Building Bridges is a fun after school program in which high school students (ages 14-18) help the elderly in their community. Small groups of students will visit frail, homebound seniors after school. Students assist with chores/yard work in a supervised setting. Students experience a real life history lesson through these visits with local seniors. It is a great way for students to accumulate credits for community service requirements and valuable experience to mention on college applications.
Perfect for student and youth groups....Girl Scouts, Key Club, FCA, etc. A big win/win program!
1765 Goodyear Avenue, Suite 205, Ventura, CA 93003, US
CAREGIVERS' mission it to promote the health, wellbeing, dignity, and independence of frail, homebound elders through one-on-one relationships with trusted volunteers.
CAREGIVERS was founded in 1984 as a community-based model to fill a growing need. CAREGIVERS has assisted thousands of seniors throughout Ventura County. CAREGIVERS volunteers are special people. Volunteers are matched with a senior friend. Generally, a volunteer donates 2-4 hours, one day a week. This might include friendly visits, transportation to medical appointments, friendly calls, and assistance with neighborly tasks.