Telephone Reassurance Caller

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: Volunteer will be asked to call an isolated senior at least 3 times each week. This gives the senior client the security he/she needs at that time. Conversations need not be long or detailed; rather, a quick check-in is all that is required. Volunteer will be expected to keep detailed records on phone calls and report any unusual circumstances …

Special Speaker

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: Volunteer will share his/her expertise in his/her particular professional role. Volunteer will speak with seniors with the assistance from a Klein Older Adult Staff member present. Examples of speakers needed: Geriatric nurse, pharmacist with geriatric training, insurance consultant. These volunteers will speak at senior caregiver support groups and will offer resources for those folks in attendance. Requirements: Volunteer will …

Shabbos Friends Participant

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: Volunteer will visit an assigned nursing home or assisted living facility on an assigned day of each month in order to visit Jewish residents living there. Volunteer will share Shabbat with the residents, either in a group setting or by individual one-on-one room visits on an assigned Friday afternoon prior to dinner time at that facility. Volunteers will say …

PALS Weekly Phone Caller

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: Volunteer will come into JFCS and call the listed PALS clients and PALS drivers to remind and confirm the rides for the following week. Requirements: Volunteer will have an understanding of basic senior aging issues and will provide a nurturing, patient and encouraging environment for the client(s). Volunteer must have a firm understanding of confidentially issues. Training Requirements: Volunteer …

PALS Driver

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: Volunteer will be asked to drive a JFCS client to or from an assigned destination in the volunteer’s own vehicle. Assignments take place directly through a conversation or email from the assigned JFCS staff person to the volunteer. Volunteers are asked to drive at least once each month if possible. Requirements: Volunteer must have an excellent driving record based …

Oral History Typist

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: Volunteer will be asked to type Oral History documents into the JFCS H drive file by name of interviewee. A computer will be made available either in the Computer Lab or in a private office. Requirements: Volunteer must have a clean criminal record check, must have excellent typing skills and must have some working knowledge of Word. Volunteer must …

Oral History Project Manager

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: The Oral History Project is a several step process with the outcome to include a completed interview document which will be mailed to the interviewee and the second copy to remain archived at JFCS. The interview documents are currently kept in binders in the Volunteer Coordinator’s office and also on the H drive in the Oral History folder. An …

Oral History Interviewer

Christina Klein Older Adult Services

Description: Volunteer will be asked to meet with specifically assigned interviewees in order to record answers to the designated survey questions. Volunteer will need to record these sessions or to hand write the responses and deliver either the tape or paperwork to JFCS upon completion. Requirements: Excellent listening skills are a must. The ability to converse easily with others and …