Do you enjoy helping people?
Do you want a valuable experience on your resume & college application?
VISIONS’ IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
VISIONS’ Intergenerational Program recruits and trains students, 14 years of age and over, to assist seniors who are visually impaired or blind. Working in pairs, the youth travel to the homes of seniors to visit, read, shop, run errands and/or escort them within the neighborhood. These friendly visits help to decrease the loneliness and isolation often experienced by homebound elders. Students may also be asked to assist with meal service where they escort, socialize and serve meals to the seniors at our community center, VISIONS’ at Selis Manor, located at 135 W. 23rd St in NYC. Students will also be participating in a variety of intergenerational activities, classes and training seminars.
Volunteer Title: VISIONS’ Volunteer Service Assistant (V.S.A.)
Days and Hours: SCHOOL YEAR: Services are provided depending on the students’ schedules
Applicants must be able to attend orientation/training.
Specific Duties: Shop for or with clients, escort, reading, assist with computers, and “friendly visits.” Plus, provide assistance with intergenerational programs, classes, meal service, and participate in trainings at our community center, VISIONS’ at Selis Manor on West 23rd Street in NYC.
Program Incentives: Students receive a letter of recommendation, community service hours, a certificate upon completion of program, end of semester party and giveaways.
Requirements/Process Must be 14 and over. Must be punctual, reliable, mature, and have good reading and verbal communication skills. Must be able and willing to travel throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Must submit via fax or email (.doc format) a completed application for consideration.
*APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10th at 8:00 PM/GROUP INTERVIEWS WILL BE SCHEDULE ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL ALL SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED*
For further information and/or an application contact:
Jose Gil, Senior Center Program Associate
VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
135 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
(646) 486-4444 Ext.233