Related Program: SEARCH - Androscoggin County
Business Office: 270 Minot Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210 T 207 784-1057
SERVES seniors in: Androscoggin County: Auburn, Durham, Greene, Leeds, Lewiston, Lisbon, Lisbon Falls, Livermore, Mechanic Falls, Minot, Poland, Sabattus, Turner, and Wales Androscoggin County
Key Responsibilities: • Visit an elderly person for “on-call’ hours – as needed, 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 good 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 “On-Call 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. Make a difference today in the life of a senior!
Qualifications & Skills Required: • Education sufficient 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 “On-call” 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: as needed – flexible schedule Benefits:Build a relationship with an elderly person and gain experience supporting him or her with daily tasks; make a difference in your community today!
Program Contact: Wendy Russell, (207) 784-0157 or [email protected]