Volunteers who have completed an interview process, had federally required background checks, signed all required documents, and participated in training provided by JFS are eligible to be Senior Mentors/Friendly Visitors. Senior Mentors are matched with homebound, vulnerable seniors who have had an assessment by a professional staff member of JFS. The Mentor provides weekly visits to offer companionship, mental stimulation, support, information, access to resources, and promotion of quality of life. Professional staff members of the agency provide assessment, matching, supervision through both individual and monthly group supervisory sessions. Volunteers commit to 12 months of service to the senior (1-2 hours per week). Respite/vacation needs of the volunteer are understandable and should be shared with the JFS Program Coordinator. Alternate visitation arrangements can be made with discussion and agreement by the senior, the mentor, and the Program Coordinator.
To apply for this volunteer position, please click here.
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