Visitation Volunteer for SEARCH - Androscoggin County

Related Program: SEARCH - Androscoggin County

Androscoggin County:
Auburn, Durham, Greene, Leeds,
Lewiston, Lisbon, Lisbon Falls,
Livermore, Mechanic Falls,
Minot, Poland, Sabattus,
Turner, and Wales
Androscoggin County

Type(s) of Volunteer(s) Needed: Individuals

Position description: SEARCH Visitation Volunteers are matched with an elderly person to visit with for a few hours each week and provide support, companionship, and help with daily tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Visit an elderly person 2-4+ hours per week and provide services as agreed upon
  • Notify the SEARCH program of any changes or concerns regarding the person’s circumstances
  • Send in a monthly service report
  • Maintain regular communication with SEARCH staff
  • Understand and adhere to the principle of confidentiality
  • Handle all financial transactions in an honest, responsible manner and report the accurately to the person served and to the program

Impact of opportunity: SEARCH Visitation Volunteers support the mission of the SEARCH program to enable the frail, vulnerable elderly to remain independent and increasingly connected to a caring community.

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • Education sufficient enough to be able to communicate in a capable manner and to be able to communicate reports to the program staff
  • Experience with the elderly on a formal or informal basis (recommended)
  • A willingness to demonstrate patience, sensitivity, flexibility
  • The ability to listen to, work with, and help an elderly person
  • Vehicle and valid driver’s license with state required insurance

Training Offered: Visitation Volunteers must participate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation and initial training offered by the program, and then he/she may attend volunteer support group meetings or scheduled workshops as they are offered.

Time Commitment/Schedule: 2-4 hours or more per week

Benefits:

  • Build a relationship with an elderly person and gain experience supporting him or her with daily tasks

Program Contact: Wendy Russell, (207) 784-0157 or wrussell@ccmaine.org

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