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- Offer support and companionship
- Provide much-needed respite for a caregiver
- Help clients with daily activities, like reading and writing
- Support those struggling to cope with the loss of their loved one
Visits can be weekly or every 2 weeks for as little as one hour total time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest (coffee & shopping, an art show, live music, shopping, bowling or even for a walk by the lake). By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients.
The time you spend during your weekly visit can be putting together a scrapbook, playing card games, or coming up with a creative and fun activity to do with your client over a 6 month period.
Provide social support for clients who are experiencing challenges with their memory, but still look forward to social and friendly visits.
Good communication skills, good listening skills, friendly telephone manner, sensitivity towards isolated older adults. Confidentiality and reliability are a must. Second languages urgently required: Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Kashmiri, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.
Expanding to include hand/arm massage and music therapy.
Visits are weekly for as little as one-hour time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest such as coffee, shopping, attend an art show, live music, even for a walk by the lake. By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients.
Your visit helps maintain and encourage the client's confidence and independence.
We have a long list of non-English speaking clients waiting for company.
Weekly visit one of our wonderful clients' in their home. During your visit you can chat over coffee, play a game of cards, visit the library or museum, run some errands together - like grocery shopping...these are just a few ideas.
You'll be helping keep seniors and psychically challenged adults active, independent and happy.
Volunteers provide an opportunity for the client to be more than a diagnosis; creating a safe place for clients and their families to share the physical, emotional and spiritual changes they are experiencing. A visit might include legacy work, sharing histories, talking of gardening, or sitting quietly.
Visits usually take place once a week for about 1-2 hours in the client’s home. At times the volunteer may provide respite for the caregiver. Dependent on the client’s ability may take the client out for a walk or a drive as well.