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Story Explorer

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Oberlin Center for the Arts
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Lorain County, OH

Oberlin Center for the Arts


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In partnership with the Lorain County Office on Aging, Oberlin Center for the Arts is seeking community members interested in supporting older adults who face social isolation throughout Lorain County. These volunteers will engage, through regular conversation, to provide vital and meaningful connections to advance our interACTS program.


Summary: The Story Explorer volunteer position will consist of conducting regular wellness check-in calls, by phone, a critical support service administered by the Lorain County Office on Aging, interactions that will ensure that these individuals have their basic needs met but also will build personal connections through ongoing creative conversations. StoryExplorers will be required to place phone calls, conduct conversations and document/transcribe their interactions, information which will be used to create new works of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Learn more about the interACTS program here.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Story Explorer will provide critical program input and support through consistent ongoing activities, including but not limited to;

  • Communications: conversing with older adults through weekly phone calls
  • Data entry: capturing notes and transcriptions of conversations
  • Triage: providing follow-up referrals, as needed, to Lorain County Office on Aging staff


Desired Volunteer Skill Set

The ideal Story Explorer candidate would share a vision for this program and the value of older adults in our community, and as well would be; 

  • Interested in establishing personal connections with others in the community
  • Able to communicate clearly by phone and actively listen to others
  • Positive, courteous, personable and empathetic when working with older adults
  • Able to manage a conversation while effectively detailing feedback
  • Dependable, punctual and maintain consistent schedule
  • Able to uphold privacy and confidentiality standards
  • Someone who could professionally represent this program and partnering organizations, as well as respect the boundaries of the volunteer - recipient relationship
  • Comfortable with the basic computer skills necessary to process information


Time Commitment

The time commitment for this position is estimated at a minimum of 2 - 4 hours per week and would vary based upon the number of calls placed per week (ranging from 5 to 15 minutes each) and the time required to transcribe/note each interaction. Time commitments will be established on a case-by-case basis and flexible.


Training & Supervision

All applicants will be required to participate in a 1-hour training session which will cover; 

  • Introduction to Oberlin Center for the Arts and Lorain County Office on Aging
  • Program overview and goals
  • Privacy policies and confidentiality standards
  • Detailed volunteer activities
  • Understanding the basics of storytelling and facilitating a conversation

Training will be conducted by Oberlin Center for the Arts and Lorain County Office on Aging. All volunteers will be supervised by and report to Oberlin Center for the Arts staff.


In partnership with the Lorain County Office on Aging, Oberlin Center for the Arts is seeking community members interested in supporting older adults who face social isolation throughout Lorain County. These volunteers will engage…

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Lorain County, OH

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A short volunteer application can be found at https://www.artsoberlin.org/interacts/interacts-story-explorer

A short volunteer application can be found at https://www.artsoberlin.org/interacts/interacts-story-explorer

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