Assist Caregivers by giving them a break!


(47.981636,-122.20324)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1918 Everett AveEverett, WA 98201

Everyone can volunteer, your age doesn't matter!

About

How? By being an Activity Assistant volunteer.

This opportunity is with an agency that is dedicated to helping frail elders and people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. They come to the agency to get out for awhile and see other people. By giving them a place to go and something to do, you stimulate their lives and help them look forward to living somewhat normally for at least a few hours.

By volunteering you help clients have a better quality of life. You assist clients with activities, crafts, exercises and serve coffee. Activities include word games, puzzles, crafts, chess, dominoes, discussion groups, exercise groups and active games.

These active games can include balloon volleyball, indoor bowling and ball toss.
This activity helps clients feel successful and positive about what they can accomplish during their day program.

You must also have the ability to maintain confidentiality and professional demeanor.

Volunteers are needed Mon-Fri 9:30 to 3:00 p.m.
A minimum time commitment is required to be 6 hours per month on an ongoing basis


The site is handicapped accessible and parking is provided (including handicapped parking). Location is on major bus route. All volunteers will be provided emergency/disaster orientation of the site.



Community accomplishment received will allow seniors and disabled clients to live at home rather than in an institution. This will prevent caregiver "burn-out" and reduction of their stress level. This prevents elder abuse and neglect.

This opportunity is posted by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, dedicated to helping persons over 55 find meaningful volunteer experiences in their communities.-FLC

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • <p>Requirements include: Patience, kindness and interest in seniors. Willingness to obtain TB test. Ability to work as a team with staff. Capable of working without close supervision, when needed. Volunteers must have ability to read basic English and willingness to participate in volunteer training.</p><p>Skills required include friendly demeanor, ability to listen patiently, helpfulness, tolerance of physical and cognitive limitations.</p><p>Training is provided to volunteers; basic orientation is provided on the first day and ongoing support from staff will help volunteers succeed in helping the clients.<br />Supervision isprovided by activity staff and on site RN.<br />Benefits provided to volunteers include an annual recognition.</p>
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