2016 Friendly Visitor For Isolated Seniors
I-You Venture has served residents of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Santa Cruz County since 1974. I-You Venture was founded in response to a local needs assessment that concluded that without a program to reconnect facility residents to their community, many men and women would live and die alone and forgotten.
As a Friendly Visitor with I-You Venture you can help reduce the isolation and loneliness that many residents in skilled care and assisted living facilities face every day. I-You Venture helps to overcome this isolation by introducing the community to the diverse history, experiences and talent of care facility residents through our friendly visitation and outreach projects.
I-You Venture volunteers are involved in a broad spectrum of activities with residents, including music, arts, crafts, reading, to the quiet intimacy of one to one visits. You can help brighten a senior’s day by sharing your time and interests with them and letting them know someone cares!
Volunteers will make one-on-one visits and share their unique talents with one or more residents at an assigned care facility.
Who Can Be A Friendly Visitor?
Volunteers need to be 18 years of age and older; otherwise, under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.
- Volunteers should have a sincere interest in making a difference in the life of an older person.
- This opportunity is accessible to people with disabilities. Background checks are required.
Volunteer Commitment: We request that volunteers commit to a minimum of one hour per week for one year.
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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
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