Volunteer Opportunity

Tessie’s Touch Volunteer

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near West Orange, NJ
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
A few hours per week
Recurrence
Recurring
Benefits
Training Provided

Description

Tessie’s Touch Volunteer

Tessie’s Touch brings joy & connection to isolated older adults by matching them with a caring volunteer. Together, they can do activities and excursions in the community. Tessie’s Touch is an extension of JFSMW's traditional Friendly Visiting program and allows us to go above and beyond for our seniors.

Each senior is paired one-on-one with a volunteer to facilitate a deeper connection through shared experiences and activities. JFS Staff will work with the pair to find an activity that brings them joy such as a trip to a botanical garden, attending a show or movie they had been looking forward to seeing, or sharing a meal at a local restaurant. Tessie’s Touch will cover the cost of the activities and transportation.

Volunteers must submit to a background check. The program commitment is 1 hour once a week and the schedule of meetings is flexible. Volunteers are expected to report their hours monthly through the JFSMW Volunteer Tracking system and submit an update of the visit to the program coordinator online.

For more information contact Taylor Ruszczyk at TRuszczyk@jfsmetrowest.org or (973) 637-1742.

Tessie’s Touch brings joy & connection to isolated older adults by matching them with a caring volunteer. Together, they can do activities and excursions in the community. Tessie’s Touch is an extension of JFSMW's traditional Friendly…

Location

On-site

Client's home and/or out in the community in Essex or Morris Counties

West Orange, NJ 07052, USA
Directions

Tessie's Touch volunteers can meet with their client in the client's home or out in the community. The program is offered to older adults in Morris, Essex, and the surrounding counties.

How to Apply

Volunteers must complete a background check and training/orientation.

For more information contact Taylor Ruszczyk at TRuszczyk@jfsmetrowest.org or (973) 637-1742.

Volunteers must complete a background check and training/orientation.

For more information contact Taylor Ruszczyk at TRuszczyk@jfsmetrowest.org or (973) 637-1742.

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