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ORGANIZATION: Sourcewise - Community Resource Solutions

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**California Residents Only, Preferably from Santa Clara County**

Sourcewise Friendly Home Visitor Program

Human connection, fellowship and friendship is good for the mind and soul. Volunteers bring a little joy and companionship to isolated seniors in our community. Do you love a good conversation or have hobbies to share? The Sourcewise Friendly Home Visitor Program is a perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Weekly or bi-monthly in-person social visits help our elders feel connected.


What kinds of activities can I expect?You will be matched with a senior based on shared hobbies and interests. You both may enjoy arts and crafts, board games, cooking, gardening, history or even share a favorite sport. Whatever your interests are your time and friendship will be appreciated.

Urgent Need! All volunteers are welcome. However, currently we are looking for a bilingual Spanish volunteer to visit a senior in San Jose who is on hospice care. This senior is very friendly and loves to chat and reminisce about her younger days. She has mild dementia, so a volunteer who is patient and kind would be perfect to visit her.

Requirements to be a Friendly Home Visitor:

  • 18+ adults only
  • Complete a background check
  • agree to meet in-person on a weekly or bi-monthly basis with a senior for 3 months
  • complete volunteer trainings
  • attend monthly volunteer group meetings with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • agree to report any time spent volunteering to the Volunteer Coordinator
  • follow all safety procedures and policies
  • agree to provide feedback on the program


Bilingual volunteers are a plus. We accept all languages and backgrounds!

To volunteer, you must be a California resident and live locally within or near Santa Clara County due to our background check process,paid by Sourcewise. Unfortunately, we are unable to include volunteers from other states due to local in-person duties and background check requirements.

If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator atvolunteer@mysourcewise.com or call (408) 600-1389 for more information.

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About Sourcewise - Community Resource Solutions

Location:

3100 De La Cruz Blvd. Suite #310, Santa Clara, CA 95054, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide adults and their caregivers the tools and services they need to effectively navigate their health and life options. Through a comprehensive network of resources, Sourcewise strives to educate, prepare, support, and advocate for all adults, their families, and their caregivers within Santa Clara County.

Description

Since 1973, Sourcewise has provided services and support to seniors in Santa Clara County. At Sourcewise, we continue to support seniors and caregivers as we expand our reach to include persons with disabilities and all adults in Santa Clara County. We aim to inform, educate, and prepare all adults within Santa Clara County to better navigate their health and life options.

CAUSE AREAS

Seniors
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations San Jose, CA 95110

(37.35461,-121.91887)
 

SKILLS

  • Bilingual
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 months with potential to continue long-term
  • Please be consistent and communicative.

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