RSVP – Are you a good listener? (Snohomish County)

Categories: Snohomish County, Volunteer Opportunities

Title: RSVP – Are you a good listener?
Date Posted: 03-23-2018
Location: Snohomish County
Contact Name: John McAlpine
Contact Phone: 425-374-6374
Contact E-Mail: JohnM@ccsww.org

Responsibilities:

Are you a good listener? Do you like helping people? Then consider being a Peer to Peer counselor.

In this program, you receive 40 hours of training and are matched with a person over 60 experiencing an emotional challenge or difficult life transition.  Loss of loved ones, health problems and many other age related changes can lead to depression, isolation and anxiety.

You are trained to listen and offer support and new ideas to seniors who can’t afford to pay for counseling.  You and the client set the time to meet for 1 hour a week. Periodic status reports are given to the mental health counselor and there is ongoing training. A six month commitment is required.

Note- You must be at least 55 to qualify for this volunteer job.

Opportunity Posted by RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), helping those over age 55 find places to volunteer in the community.