JFS volunteers have risen to the challenges brought on by the pandemic and continue to have meaningful impact in our community.
Pivoting from school-based programming to basic needs distributions and from in-class mentoring to virtual sessions, volunteers are ensuring that families and learners have what they need to continue to grow and stay healthy. From face-to-face activities and social groups to wellness checks and meal deliveries; from supporting in-office medical visits to coordinating tele-health appointments, volunteers are informing new intervention models that ensure vulnerable older adults may continue to age in place safely and with dignity. From in-person meetings to video calls, volunteers are providing guidance so that citizenship applicants may continue to pursue their dreams of becoming U.S. citizens.
Older adults need our support more than ever in getting to their medical appointments. Over the last several months, the JFS Patient Navigator Team has worked tirelessly to restore this program, taking into account Coronavirus restrictions and safety measures. With new and creative precautions that prioritize the safety of our volunteers and clients above all else, volunteers make a difference in the lives of older adults in our community by becoming a trusted guide at medical appointments.
As a volunteer, you will receive comprehensive, ongoing training and support. As a Patient Navigator volunteer you will…
- Help older adults prepare for upcoming medical appointments, review concerns and frame questions
- Serve as a companion to medical appointments and procedures
- Facilitate communication between doctor and patient
- Take notes during the visit
- Assist in scheduling follow up care and picking up prescriptions
Help our Immigrant Services team distribute food, personal care, and other critical items to families in need. The need for these essential items has never been greater. By loading healthy produce, meats, and pantry items into waiting cars, you’ll be helping provide food security to neighbors in our community. Thanks to our partners at Daniel’s Table, Framingham Public Schools, Dignity Matters, and Hope and Comfort.
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Choose JFS and contact Gail Gregory, Manager Volunteer Services and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these and other opportunities!