BEHAVIORAL HEALTH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Calaveras County Behavioral Health Services is proud of the volunteers at our agency giving their time to make a difference in someone's life. The gift they share everyday through giving back to the community in a variety of ways ranging from being a peer, organizing resources, participating in one day events, while at the same time utilizing their people skills has been invaluable to our services. With pride, Calaveras County Behavioral Health Services strives to create both an environment that empowers volunteers and provides an atmosphere that welcomes them. We look forward to hearing from you with your interest to participate in our program.

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SENIOR PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM: Helping Seniors in Our Community

Senior citizens often struggle with issues of loss, grief, depression, stress, and loneliness. Calaveras County Health and Human Services Agency is fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who meet with seniors in the community to talk with them about the issues they face. This greatly helps seniors feel they are not alone and helps them face difficult problems.

 

Focus of Position:

Seniors help seniors overcome the problems that they face through active listening.

 

Qualifications:

  • Age 55 or older.
  • Able to pass a background check.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Meet once a week for an hour with a senior in the community,
  • Attend a monthly supervision meeting in San Andreas.

 

Training Provided:

  • A comprehensive training course is provided free of charge,
  • No counseling experience is needed to participate.

 

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Joining our group of senior volunteers is a great way to meet new people who are dedicated to helping others,
  • Listening and helping people solve their own problems is an incredibly rewarding experience for many of our volunteers,
  • Helping make a real difference in people’s lives and our society.
  • Mileage is reimbursed for travel to senior’s homes.

 

Contact:

To learn more about our volunteer program for seniors, contact our Senior Peer Liaison at (209) 754-6642.