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Direct Contact Volunteer


  • Virtual Opportunity
  • WHEN
    August 27, 2021

COVID-19 notes:

  • We have relaxed criteria for posting volunteer opportunities due to the urgent need for COVID-19 Response. Volunteers are responsible for confirming the legitimacy of the group or organization(s) they are working with. Never hand over money or confidential information to groups looking for volunteers. SPARK does not vett volunteer opportunities on the site. Before agreeing to volunteer, remember to do a background check on the organization and staff you'll be working with. Ensure they are a registered nonprofit and that they are taking appropriate health and safety precautions
  • Please confirm that the organization you want to volunteer with can ensure your safety.

DESCRIPTION

Program Overview 

Virtual Connection for Older Adults was designed to address the need for social participation and inclusion for this population, reducing the impact of isolation and loneliness caused by changing life demands, the Covid 19 pandemic and its aftereffects. Virtual Connections promotes intergenerational learning and engagement connecting older adults with younger adults, promoting volunteerism among both groups. The program will be led by a Leadership Team of 8 Volunteers, 50 Trainer Volunteers supporting our Connection Volunteers that will be connecting to older adults (seniors) in our community doing various activities including reading, sharing experiences, games, and reflection. 

Requirements: 

● Be 14 years or older 

● Have excellent listening and communication skills 

● Be willing to learn 

● Willing to follow policies and procedures 

● Excellent command of English (written and spoken) 

● Any additional languages are assets 

● Good computer skills 

Job Description: 

● Connecting with an older adult 1-3 times per week for 40-60 minutes each via phone call or video conferencing 

Activities may include 

- Sharing experiences 

- Read-with-me 

- Nutritional/exercise classes 

● Encouraged to register any additional older adults in their immediate circle or community that would benefit from the program. 

● Participating in weekly training sessions hosted by your Training Volunteer.

Incentives: 

● Volunteer Hours Sign off 

● Recommendation Letters 

● References for resume 

● Having work experience to put on resume 

● Being a part of building a better community 

● Work from home - virtual opportunity 

Website: https://fruitfulcommunities.org/ 

Who You'll be Assisting

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Fruitful Communities

Fruitful Communities is a community services hub where we are committed to ensuring that we provide quality programs and services that meet the needs of our community.


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Fruitful Communities

Fruitful Communities is a community services hub where we are committed to ensuring that we provide quality programs and services that meet the needs of our community.