Spanish Program Information & Referral Volunteer

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Position description: 

*All volunteers for this position must be fluent in Spanish. 

Estamos buscando un voluntario amigable y dedicado para nuestro programa de Información y Ayuda, que pueda
ayudar a adultos mayores a encontrar asistencia y accede a servicios de información en la comunidad. Nuestros
voluntarios del Programa de Información y Ayuda en español trabajan en turnos los días miércoles de 10 am a 12 pm.
EL South Granville Seniors Centre es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a atender a adultos de 55+ años. Está
ubicado en el área de South Granville y ofrece una variedad de programas educacionales, recreacionales, de
socialización y de bienestar. El programa de Información y Ayuda provee un servicio fundamental para adultos mayores
de bajos ingresos, en riesgo de aislamiento y socialmente marginados, conectándolos con servicios locales, sociales,
educacionales y de gobierno que les permitan satisfacer sus necesidades.

Requisitos
Disponibilidad para entrenamiento inicial
Minimo 3 meses de compromiso
Familiaridad con recursos en la comunidad para adultos mayores

Benefits & Recognition
● Gain knowledge about services and resources for seniors, as well as practical experience working with older
adults in a non-profit environment.
● Have an opportunity to give back to the community in a meaningful way and positively influence the lives of
marginalized seniors.
● Reference letters and certificates available

Other Requirements
Volunteer application & interview | Criminal Records check (covered by South Granville Seniors Centre)

 

Deliverables/Duties: 

● Develop a working knowledge of local resources and services for seniors.
● Help direct senior clients to resources concerning a number of topics, including housing, government benefits,
the BC bus pass program, meal programs, health issue-specific services, and more. Information is provided in
person or by phone.
● Help clients who are unable to do so access and fill out government forms.
● Record and keep track of referrals and collect statistics for evaluation purposes.
● Communicate effectively with South Granville Seniors Centre’s staff and volunteers

Qualifications: 

● Availability for initial training.
● A minimum 3 month commitment.
● Familiarity with community resources for seniors is an asset, but not required. Training will be provided.
● Good interpersonal skills and a warm, empathetic manner.
● Ability to communicate with sensitivity to senior clients from a variety of backgrounds.
● Ability to maintain client confidentiality.

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
How to apply: 
Email Marina at spanishcoordinator@southgranvilleseniors.ca
Contact person: 
Marina Sanz Vara
Contact phone: 
604-732-0812
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
We work together with adults ages 55+ to support their well-being in ways that promote friendship, diversity and individual worth.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
1
Position start/end date:
30 May 2018
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime
Work location:
South Granville Seniors Centre
1420 W12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H1M8