Duties: Visit an elderly resident in his/her home on a regular basis, provide companionship and friendship. Each volunteer will be matched with a senior resident who wants a visitor. Transport only for social activities. No medical, personal care, or housekeeping tasks involved. Refer to other services if needed.
Qualities, experience, and skills needed by volunteers: Compassion, patience, reliability, good listening skills; familiarity with older people a plus. Ability to pass background check. Three references.
Location where volunteer(s) will work: At resident’s home.
When will volunteer(s) work? Schedule and activities will be determined by the volunteer and the senior, with oversight and advice from the Friendly Visitor coordinator.
Length of commitment expected of volunteer: 1 year period.
Assignment is ongoing
Benefits or considerations offered volunteer. Satisfaction of improving the quality of life of Cumberland’s older residents. You may even gain a good friend.
Location, time, date of volunteer training/orientation: Council Chambers, Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland; Thursday, May 5, 5-7 pm. To register, call 207-245-8033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who will provide the training? Health & Socialization Committee, Deputy Fire Chief Evariste Bernier
How long will it take? 2 hours
Who will be responsible for volunteer time sheets? Friendly Visitor coordinator
Name of person supervising volunteer: Friendly Visitor coordinator, AIP volunteer coordinator
Friendly Visitor phone: 207-245-8033