Older Adult ServicesContact:
Brookhaven and Richland DART Availability:
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, participate in orientation and training and preferably be a high school graduate or working toward a college degree or certification.Specific Opportunities:
Volunteers are a valued part of our care team, which consists of medical director, nurses, nurse aides, social worker and chaplain or spiritual counselor. Our volunteers provide a source of companionship and friendship to people in the last chapter of their lives, who often experience many lonely hours. Our volunteers tailor their visits to their classroom, work, family and social demands, and most will visit a patient once every two weeks to once a month. The typical visit last 30 minutes to an hour.Potential Projects This Year:
A potential project would be to expose students to the needs of the aging in their community through a program of patient visitation.