Lead a phone session for isolated older adults

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Family Eldercare

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Connect with an isolated older adult.

Family Eldercare's Lifetime Connections Without Walls is a telephone activities program that provides isolated and lonely older adults an opportunity to connect with others in their community and across the country. We provide social and educational sessions, support groups, and friendly conversation - all over the phone - all from the comfort of home.

This volunteer opportunity involves leading a session. We can assign a session topic to you or if you have a topic that you're knowledgeable or passionate about, we can create a new session. We'll work together to plan it out, but you'll be in charge of creating the content and format of the session. Yay, full creative control!

The time commitment is up to you. We create four program schedules per year (winter, spring, summer, fall). Each quarterly schedule includes about 13 weeks of sessions. Your commitment can range during those 13 weeks depending on how often you'd like to facilitate a session, e.g. weekly, monthly, special series (2-3), one-time only.

This volunteer opportunity is completely virtual and can be done anywhere. All you need is a telephone, computer, and internet connection.
Training and ongoing support provided.

Please visit our website to view our catalog of sessions and to better understand how the program works: https://www.familyeldercare.org/programs/lifetime-connections-without-walls/.

Thank you so much for considering this opportunity and we hope to hear from you!

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About Family Eldercare

Location:

1700 Rutherford Lane, Austin, TX 78754, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Family Eldercare provides essential services to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Vision: Elders and adults with disabilities live in a supportive community with dignity and as much independence as possible.

Description

Family Eldercare is a local private nonprofit agency which has been providing services to older adults, people with disabilities and those who care for them since 1982. Programs and services include: Guardianship, Money Management, In-Home Care, Geriatric Consultation, Group Conference call activities for homebound seniors, Service Coordination, and the Summer Fan Drive.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Group Facilitation
  • Storytelling
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Elder care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment is up to you, depending on how often you want to facilitate the session, e.g., weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.
  • Phone, computer, internet access, patience and interest in working with older adults

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