JFS is offering two virtual trainings on November 17th for volunteers interested in helping older adults
Tuesday, November 17th
At 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.
At Jewish Family Services, volunteers play a key role in helping our clients meet life’s challenges. JFS is committed to providing its volunteers with numerous opportunities to help and the best training to do so.
Volunteering is a rewarding experience according to JFS Volunteer Ron Altman, who volunteers as a JET Express driver and participates in the Calling Connections program.
“It’s been so gratifying being a JET Express driver, getting to know so many wonderful people out there in need of assistance. Our clients tell me all the time they are SO appreciative of JFS, whether it’s because of JET Express or any of the other many programs offered.”
During COVID-19, JFS volunteers have been a critical link keeping in touch with older adults, many of whom have become even more isolated than ever before. Heading into the winter months presents additional challenges as people can’t be outdoors as much, and as the daylight hours are shorter. Volunteers bring light into the darkness for older adults by checking in with them. Now there are chances to lend a hand helping older adults while following pandemic safety protocols.
JFS is hosting a virtual training on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for current and potential volunteers interested in helping older adults. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend a Zoom training session at either 11:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Advance registration is required here.
Members of JFS’ Older Adult and Volunteer Engagement programs will lead this dynamic training. They will review the various JFS volunteer opportunities including Calling Connections, Spiritual Care Pen Pals, JET Express driving options (with extra COVID-19 safety measures) and working with older adults enrolled in the JFS Tech Connect Program. Volunteers will also learn how to identify isolation versus loneliness and connecting clients to resources at JFS.