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Errand Volunteer (Shopping with/for Seniors)

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ORGANIZATION: Beach Cities Health District

  • 61 people are interested
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Make A Difference, Become An Errand Volunteer!

Formed in 1955, Beach Cities Health District is a public agency that provides health care services to the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.

Errand Volunteers help older and/or disabled clients live at home longer by offering them assistance in completing routine errands. Tasks can vary and may be grocery shopping, running to the pet store, or the post office to give a few examples. This opportunity has an added social component for clients when volunteers serve as escorts during errands.

Errand volunteers would drive clients on errands or run errands for them for a maximum of 1 1/2 hours each week. Applicants will be required to attend a BCHD orientation and training. Must be compassionate and commit to at least 1 year. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

  • Qualifications Needed:

    • Must be 18 or older
    • Empathetic and understanding to the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities
    • Physical ability to carry groceries and other household items inside for client
    • Complete the training program
    • Ability to attend quarterly volunteer support meeting
    • Communicate any information regarding client with their Care Manager
    • Maintain client confidentiality
    • 1-year commitment with option to continue

    Application Process:

    All potential candidates are asked to complete the following application process to see if this position is an appropriate fit:
    • Fill out application online at www.bchd.org/volunteer
    • Participate in simple intake process conducted by Volunteer Services
    • Interview with supervisor
    • Training and support will be provided
    • Screening is needed

More opportunities with Beach Cities Health District

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Beach Cities Health District

Location:

514 N. Prospect, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, US

Mission Statement

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is a healthcare district focused on preventive health and serves the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Established in 1955 as a public agency, it offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases across the lifespan.

Description



Focusing on wellness, not sickness, encourages people to make wiser healthcare decisions. Preventative causes of illness and death, like tobacco smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity, are estimated to be responsible for nearly a million deaths annually-almost 40 percent of total yearly mortality in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 90 percent of today’s healthcare costs are for treating people with chronic yet preventable diseases. BCHD’s wellness and healthy living programs and services are aimed at making prevention an integral part of the classrooms, workplace and homes of the beach cities.

To enhance community health through partnerships, programs and services for people who live and work in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

514 N. Prospect Avenue1st FloorRedondo Beach, CA 90277

(33.85335,-118.37891)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-1.5 hour per week visit, quick monthly report, and 2 annual support meetings
  • TB test

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