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Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly---Volunteer Program Associate

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

July 29, 2022 - June 2, 2023

Application Window

May 16, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

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Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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Description

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Volunteer Program Assistant
Volunteer Program Assistants (VPAs) collaborate with the organization to ensure that every elderly friend has a relationship with a compassionate person. VPAs have a unique opportunity to discover the real needs of older adults and reach out to them in friendship and celebration of life. Finally, VPAs have the opportunity to develop and maintain productive, satisfying relationships with other volunteers.

◼ Effective communicator, attentive listener, good conversation starter, sensitive to elders’ needs.
◼ Able to work independently. Reliable in completion of all commitments.
◼ Able to drive on a daily basis in the city and on highways and expressways. Need to have 1 year of driving experience at least.
◼ Being bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus.
◼ Must be 21 years old.
◼ Dress code: business casual. No jeans or flip-flop shoes.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
◼ Establish a meaningful relationship with 25-30 elders.
◼ Provide engaging social opportunities, such as attending LBFE luncheons, going for an outing or on a walk, seeing a movie - any life-affirming activity two friends would do together.
◼ Work with Program Coordinator to help recruit elders and assist Program Coordinator in developing recruiting presentations.
◼ May assist elders with small errands (i.e. light shopping, transportation, etc.).
◼ Be accountable for your time, work, and performance.
◼ Assess elders’ needs and refer findings to the Program Coordinator.
◼ Participate in staff meetings, VPA meetings, and evaluations.
◼ Take charge of a special project outside of visiting elders and perform other duties as needed.
◼ Drive, assess and participate in the maintenance of LBFE vehicles as needed.
◼ Availability and participation in training new VPA at the end of your year at LBFE.

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Volunteer Program Assistant
Volunteer Program Assistants (VPAs) collaborate with the organization to ensure that every elderly friend has a relationship with a compassionate person. VPAs have a unique opportunity to discover the real needs of older adults and reach out to them in friendship and celebration of life. Finally, VPAs have the opportunity to develop and maintain productive, satisfying relationships with other volunteers.

◼ Effective communicator, attentive listener, good conversation starter, sensitive to elders’ needs.
◼ Able to work independently. Reliable in completion of all commitments.
◼ Able to drive on a daily basis in the city and on highways and expressways. Need to have 1 year of driving experience at least.
◼ Being bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus.
◼ Must be 21 years old.
◼ Dress code: business casual. No jeans or flip-flop shoes.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
◼ Establish a meaningful relationship with 25-30 elders.
◼ Provide engaging social opportunities, such as attending LBFE luncheons, going for an outing or on a walk, seeing a movie - any life-affirming activity two friends would do together.
◼ Work with Program Coordinator to help recruit elders and assist Program Coordinator in developing recruiting presentations.
◼ May assist elders with small errands (i.e. light shopping, transportation, etc.).
◼ Be accountable for your time, work, and performance.
◼ Assess elders’ needs and refer findings to the Program Coordinator.
◼ Participate in staff meetings, VPA meetings, and evaluations.
◼ Take charge of a special project outside of visiting elders and perform other duties as needed.
◼ Drive, assess and participate in the maintenance of LBFE vehicles as needed.
◼ Availability and participation in training new VPA at the end of your year at LBFE.
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Living Allowance

$150 - $150 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Must have 1 year of driving experience and a valid license.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 29

Service Details

Focus Areas

Aging, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Private School, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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