September 29, 2015

Get Involved

1.  Volunteer as a 211 phone operator.  People in need can call 211 to find assistance and resources for critical needs such as food, housing, and health care.  As a volunteer you would be trained to use our data base of over 3000 resources to assist callers.  Volunteers must be caring individuals who want to help others, be able to use a computer, and have excellent telephone communication skills.  We ask volunteers to commit to 4 hours per week for 6 months. Hours would be between 8-5 Mondays through Fridays.

2.  Volunteer as a marketing assistance in our Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC).  NRC assists nonprofit agencies throughout Riverside County with education and information to enhance the agencies.  We provide workshops, seminars, and conferences.  As a volunteer you would help with the marketing campaigns for NRC activities.  Hours would be between 8-5 Mondays through Fridays.  Schedule can be arranged to fit the volunteer.

3.  Volunteer as a Senior Ombudsman in our Ombudsman Program.  Volunteers are extensively trained and become certified by the State to be certified Ombudsmen.  Ombudsmen visit the residents in long term care facilities and monitor the quality of care that the residents are receiving and help the residents and staff to resolve any problems. Being an Ombudsman is so rewarding that we have many volunteers who have been volunteering for 10-20 years.  We ask that you commit to 25 hours per month.  Training is scheduled 3-4 times per year and you would be enrolled in the next scheduled training.

4.  Volunteer for HELPline.  HELPline is a 24 hour a day Crisis and Suicide Intervention Hotline.  Volunteers answer the phones and help deescalate callers who are feeling overwhelmed by their situations and perhaps considering suicide.  People also call for other forms of crisis such as depression, drug abuse or family problems. Extensive training is provided.  Volunteers may work from home.   Training is scheduled 3-4 times per year and you would be enrolled in the next training.

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