Friendly Visitor & Companion to Older Adults

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ORGANIZATION: 2Life Communities

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Program Summary: Shirley Meadows is a tight-knit community of 58 residents located in Devens, Massachusetts. We are searching for a volunteer to support our campus staff with resident services by providing friendly visiting, companionship, and assisting with wellness checks throughout the building. We are looking for a social and independent volunteer who enjoys building relationships with older adults.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Each shift, assist the campus staff with wellness checks throughout the building
  • Socialize with residents and provide companionship to the community
  • Update 2Life staff if there are any concerns

Impact Goal:

  • The volunteer will provide companionship and support to our Shirley Meadows campus.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteer must be 18 years and older for this position
  • Friendly and welcoming attitude
  • Reliability and Independence
  • Ability to keep a conversation going

Schedule/Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week, during business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Preferred day of the week is Monday, however the schedule is flexible. Volunteer must commit to at least three months.

Benefits: Obtain experience working with older adults, help someone who might not have other forms of support, cultivate new intergenerational friendships.

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About 2Life Communities

Location:

30 Wallingford Road, Boston, MA 02135, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by Jewish values, 2Life Communities welcomes seniors from all backgrounds and enables aging in communities of engagement, connection and purpose by: Providing superior housing that is broadly affordable. Continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age. Building connections and community within our walls and in our surrounding neighborhoods. Promoting aging in community as a first choice.

Description

2Life Communities, a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, operates on the belief that all seniors should have the opportunity to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic, supportive environment - a model we call aging in community, which directly combats the growing public health crisis of social isolation and loneliness amongst older adults.

At 2Life Communities, residents can step out the doors of their own apartments and find friendship, community, physical and intellectual stimulation, and a helping hand day or night. Serving a diverse population of 1,500 older adults, 2Life creates communities with a laser sharp focus on affordability - a tremendous concern given that Massachusetts is the state with the 2nd largest gap in the U.S. between seniors’ median income and the cost of living.

Please visit our website to learn more about how to become a 2Life Volunteer and to explore our most up to date opportunities https://2lifecommunities.org/volunteer

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Seniors
Community, Homeless & Housing, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

27 Hospital RoadShirley, MA 01464

(42.54392,-71.63888)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Administrative Support
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Schedule/Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week, during business hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Preferred day of the week is Monday, however the schedule is flexible. Volunteer must commit to at least three months.

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