Help a local senior feel less isolated! (Sarasota County)

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ORGANIZATION: Senior Friendship Centers

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Friendly Visitor Volunteer - Help a local senior feel less isolated! You’ll be matched one-on-one with a senior and visit them in their home to say hello and enjoy each other’s company.

The Senior Friendship Centers Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with local home-bound seniors who request a friend to come to their home about once per week to check-in and provide some company. Depending on interests, you might take a walk, play card games, watch tv, or just have a nice chat. We are looking for volunteers who would enjoy getting to know and build relationships with a local senior on a one-on-one basis, visiting them in their home.

Schedule:

  • Scheduling is flexible, dependent on the individual senior and volunteer. Visits are typically weekly for 1 - 2 hours.
  • This position requires that you are year-round Florida resident, and we ask that you are able to commit to a minimum of one year of service.

Location:

  • We’ll pair you up with a senior in your area in Sarasota County.


Requirements:

  • Able to commit to a minimum of one year of service typically on a weekly basis.
  • Have a kind and patient personality with ability to engage with seniors.
  • Be reliable and maintain good communication with the senior client and their SFC Case Manager.
  • Successfully pass a Level 2 Background Screening.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially when interacting with seniors.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all staff, clients, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Friendly, flexible, able to handle challenges, and able to work with limited supervision.
  • Must possess cultural awareness and sensitivity for all individuals and groups.

Preferred/Bonus:

  • Own transportation and ability to run errands for seniors
  • Spanish language fluency

Apply Today!

  • If you are interested, you can complete our online application here: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/1427629706
  • Or visit our website at FrienshipCenters.org - click on Support and then on Volunteer.
  • For questions contact volunteer@friendshipcenters.org or call 941-556-3223.

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About Senior Friendship Centers

Location:

1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236, US

Mission Statement

We build vibrant communities by advancing wellness, connection, and enrichment throughout the journey of aging.

Description

Senior Friendship Centers is a non-profit organization serving older adults in Sarasota, Lee, DeSoto and Charlotte Counties.
servicing the vital needs of older persons, addressing the concerns of loneliness, health and isolation for the elderly. Senior Friendship Centers is THE safety net for close to 10,000 seniors, providing programs and services such as caregiving resources, adult day services, dining centers, home-delivered meals, exercise classes, lifelong learning, economic assistance, socialization, friendly visitors, and more. The support of generous community partners, agencies and donors enables us to help more seniors in need.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Venice, FL 34293

(27.05003,-82.40652)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Visits are typically weekly for 1 to 2 hours

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