Listener volunteer, Listen to Children

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Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

  • 29 people are interested

Older adult volunteers needed to participate in intergenerational program in Livingston, NJ school system--only. Volunteers are sought from Livingston and the surrounding towns.

The Listen to Children program pairs a warm accepting older adult volunteer with a school aged child on a one-to-one basis. The Child-Listener friendship allows a childs to share conversations, joys, experiences and even concerns. Meeting with their Listener allows children to gain important cross-generational perspectives.

The volunteer is not a tutor or therapist. The Listner volunteer lends a non-judgmental ear to individual students who benefit from the special time and attention afforded by this relationship. By encouraging students to expree their feelings and identify solutions to problems, Listener volunteers help students meet the challenges of growing up in today's world.

Listener volunteers receive a training and ongoing supervision and support. Meetings with listeners are held bi-montlhy with different speakers in the community.

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About Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

Location:

256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, Florham Park, NJ 07932, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of the JFS of MetroWest is to provide comprehensive social and therapeutic services to the MetroWest Jewish and general community. Our services preserve and enhance family values and functioning, promote healthy personality development, and respond to the stress and distress impacting on people throughout the life-cycle. We are a non-discriminating and fully accredited professional social service agency.

Description

Jewish Family Service provides a full range of services to strengthen and restore families. Services include individual, family, and children's services; elder care services; family life education; adoption services; volunteer services; chronic illness and developmental disabilities programs; domestic violence response; school-based services, Jewish Resource Line; and resettlement and citizenship.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

an elementary or middle school in Livingston, NJLivingston, NJ 07039

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a weekduring the school year
  • Bi-monthly meetings

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