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.

Our 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.

The volunteer is also asked to attend a monthly structured group supervision with other direct care staff and volunteers to discuss 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

Churches

Individuals

Homecares

Participants