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Jewish Family Service's Friendly Visitor Program: Volunteer Opportunity

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Jewish Family Service | Seattle, WA
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The Friendly Visitor program provides outreach to adults who are isolated due to age or disability. This outreach includes socialization and monitoring the client’s needs. The Friendly Visitor helps Jewish Family Service to ensure the strength and survival of the most vulnerable in our community.

Since 1892, Jewish Family Service has been an outstretched, helping hand in our local community. Essential services are delivered with compassion and respect to offer people in our region the tools they need to build healthier, more stable lives. The life-changing services of JFS are provided by professional staff, enhanced by dedicated volunteers, and supported by our broad-base of generous community donors.

Responsibilities:

·        Actively listen, engage and talk with the client. Other potential duties, depending on the client’s needs, include running errands, shopping, cooking, transportation, gardening, and assistance with various chores.

·        Notify the client in advance of any change in regular visit times.

·        Identify and inform JFS staff of any client needs.

 

Hours:

·        A commitment of at least 6 months.

·        Spend one to two hours at each visit, with a minimum of two visits per month.

 

Requirements:

·        Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

·        Interest in working with older adults or individuals with disabilities.

·        Reliable, patient and able to engage in active listening.

·        An understanding of Jewish culture recommended but not required.

·        Able to set limits (i.e., if client wants more of you than seems appropriate, or more than you want or are able to give.)

·        Participation in Friendly Visitor Volunteer Training (approximately two hours).

·        Monthly contact with JFS staff to give status updates and report hours.

·        Successful completion of application process, including WA State Patrol and other background and reference checks.

As a Friendly Visitor, you will gain the opportunity to perform a valuable Mitzvah by supporting the work of Jewish Family Service in your community. 

 

The Friendly Visitor program provides outreach to adults who are isolated due to age or disability. This outreach includes socialization and monitoring the client’s needs. The Friendly Visitor helps Jewish Family Service to ensure the…

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Ubicación

JFS Capitol Hill campus

1601 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

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