Seniors in Solano County need YOUR help! Join us in making care packages for 700 seniors who are facing the threat of hunger and isolation in our community.
Family Volunteer Day is a national day of service that encourages volunteerism for all ages and celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods.
This year, CVNL is partnering with Meals on Wheels for a festive afternoon where volunteers will put together care packages and write personalized notes to bring joy to seniors in Solano County. Meals on Wheels strives to reduce hunger and isolation among seniors by insuring that home-bound seniors receive a nutritious meal, necessary supplies, and a warm conversation each day.
We kindly ask that you bring 3 new /unopened items to place into care packages such as:
● Sudoku Books/ Crossword Puzzles
● Socks and Blankets
● Playing Cards
These items help assure that each senior receives a well-rounded care package.
We will gather at the Joseph Nelson Community Center on Saturday, November 23rd between 1:00-4:00 PM.
Please let us know you will be attending by signing up below. We look forward to seeing you and your family there!
Home visitors are matched with a senior living in the same city. Home visitors meet with their senior at least weekly; the visit is minimally an hour. Most seniors have little contact outside of their home; visitors provide a means of ending isolation for the senior. visits can include card playing or board games, reading to the senior, and general conversation. All volunteers must attend a 6 hour training and must agree to a background check.
Transport seniors to medical or social service appointments, life enhancement activities, and/or errands(bookstore, movie, hair salon). Transport can be door-through door (1:1 for seniors needing an escort into their medical appointments) or curb-to-curb (escort not needed). Volunteers provide transport in most cases utilizing their own vehicles; an agency vehicle is available in the Vacaville/Fairfield area for those who do not wish to use their own vehicle. Volunteer drivers provide up to 4 hours of service 1x a week, in their city. 6 hour orientation is required. Volunteers must agree to a background check.
Life buddies are peer counselors who meet with seniors in their home. Seniors requesting peer counseling are facing mental distress due to living in isolation, the stress of being a family caregiver, or a senior overwhelmed in managing her/his chronic illness(es). Life buddies, who are matched with a senior living in the same city, will meet with their seniors weekly for at least an hour. In addition to orientation training that is require of all volunteers, life buddies will receive up to 20 hours of additional, specialized training. Life buddies also participate in a monthly supervision meeting to discuss their cases. All volunteers must agree to a background check.
Phone buddy volunteers call a matched homebound senior at least weekly. Time length of a phone reassurance call is minimally 20 minutes. The number of phone calls per week are at the discretion of either the volunteer or the senior. For many seniors, the call from one of Faith in Action's phone buddies may be the only call received. A very simple need but vital need to fulfill. Volunteers are needed in all 7 cities in Solano County. Volunteers must agree to a background check.
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