• 11 people are interested
 

Help elderly & disabled individuals navigate access to health care-become a Compassionate Companion

Save to Favorites

ORGANIZATION: TRAVELERS AID SOCIETY

  • 11 people are interested
Image_202311170629

Our program, Compassionate Companions, provides an invaluable role for volunteers like yourself. By volunteering with us, you have the chance to make a significant difference in the lives of others. One simple act, such as accompanying someone to their doctors' appointment, can have a profound impact on their independence and well-being.

Through engaging in conversations and building meaningful relationships, you can bring a sense of connection and value to elderly or disabled individuals. By being a Compassionate Companion, you can help them feel connected to the community and remind them of their worth and value.

You will be trained to serve as escorts/chaperones to ensure that those elderly and disabled adult clients with the most needs have a safe and protected health care visit. Transports will be provided via commercial transportation vendors funded through the program, volunteers utilizing their own vehicle, or other public/private transportation the client regularly utilizes, such as public paratransit services. A volunteer program such as this can not only help older and disabled adults retain their ability to live independently but also reassure them that they are valued members of the community. Collegiate students and other volunteers will gain hands-on experience interacting with a vulnerable population and building relationships with the people they assist.

More opportunities with TRAVELERS AID SOCIETY

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About TRAVELERS AID SOCIETY

Location:

1605 5TH AVE N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203, US

Mission Statement

Travelers Aid Birmingham’s organizational structure dictates the components and breadth of our Mission. We are a member of an international affiliation of Travelers Aid organizations. We are an integral and unique part of Birmingham’s network of social service providers We are a provider of direct services to the traveling public and Birmingham’s transportation disadvantaged. Our mission therefore is through our direct services, "to provide the necessary services to aid people in transitioning from a state of crisis to one of sustained stability."

Description

In looking towards the future of Travelers Aid Birmingham, we are guided by the reasons Travelers Aid was established over one century ago by the Birmingham YWCA, that being simply to provide help to travelers in times of crisis. We exist to ensure that people in transit, be it local, intrastate, or interstate, receive assistance when and where it is needed. Those needs have remained relatively unchanged over the decades and continue to be present in current times. By looking within the local community, we can easily identify unmet needs that burden the elderly, disabled, and displaced people who comprise our target population. Traveler Aid Birmingham is positioned to adapt and adopt services to better serve those needs.


CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1605 5th Avenue NorthBirmingham, AL 35203

(33.51546,-86.81332)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • No specific time commitment. Client encounters will vary in time required based upon the individual's needs, from 1 to 4 hours.

Report this opportunity