Are you looking to Volunteer
for an evidence-based program like PEARLS?
PEARLS joins forces with individuals,
funders, businesses, and nonprofits that share our values about community
health and aging.
Together, we can provide
older adults access to the depression and anxiety care they need and deserve.
Volunteers have a background check done then take the PEARLS training and then
work with one client in the community area of their choice, usually near home
or work. They are asked to commit to visiting this person one-on-one for six to
eight one-hour- to two-hour sessions, typically over the course of four to five
months. The visits are scheduled based on both the volunteer and participants
availability. The visits begin with weekly sessions that gradually taper off to
monthly. This is a common skill-building technique used to support people in
gradually learning to problem solve on their own.
volunteer is also asked to attend a monthly structured group supervision with
other direct care staff and volunteers to discuss the progress of clients. Usually
on a Sunday afternoon.
With the Program to Encourage
Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS), we advocate for working with community-based
organizations to expand the impact of PEARLS in their communities.
Some programs we work with include:
Area Agency on Aging
Adult Protective service