Elder Rights Volunteer, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Volunteer
West Palm Beach
Posted 4 months ago

Join our Elder Rights volunteer team!

As an Elder Rights Volunteer, you will provide important assistance by helping older crime victims recover from the incident. You may call and send letters to crime victims to inform them about the victim’s compensation program and provide information about making victim’s compensation claims, information on the claim process, and referrals to additional community resources. You may review police reports, do data entry, or conduct research to help with individual cases as part of our advocacy work.

We look forward to having you on our Elder Rights team!

Since 2003, the Elder Rights Center has focused the energy and experience of our volunteers on serving senior victims of crime in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. All services are provided free of charge.

Elder Rights Senior Advocates review police reports and call older adults who have had something stolen or damaged as the result of a crime. The volunteer teaches the crime victim about their right to victim compensation and their right to have their insurance deductible waived when making a claim related to the crime. In cases where an older adult has experienced fraud, scams, exploitation, or identity theft, the Elder Rights Senior Advocate provides other information about crime recovery, such as how to alert banks about fraud, how to check credit reports, and how to file complaints with the appropriate regulatory agency.

A volunteer’s friendly voice and willingness to listen can be priceless gifts to a crime victim who is feeling overwhelmed and alone. Our volunteers’ compassionate sharing of information allows older fraud victims to recover from crime and move forward into a safer and more stable financial future.

We provide all training needed. No experience is necessary.

The ideal volunteer possesses a strong desire to help others recover from crime as seamlessly as possible. We can create unique positions for our volunteers based on their skills and interests.

Please contact us if you are interested or would like more information about our program. We will invite you to come and meet with us so we can learn more about your life experiences, passions, and goals. As a new member of our Elder Rights Center, we want to get to know you! You will also complete a brief application and a successful background screening.

You set your own schedule – anytime from 9:00-5:00, Monday through Friday. We prefer a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, but we are flexible. We have many volunteers with different time commitments – for example, some volunteer seasonally.

Our volunteers enjoy socializing with staff and fellow volunteers. You are encouraged to attend our professional development workshops, social events, and staff meetings – you are part of our ADRC community!

Please contact Kate Kramer at 561-684-5885 or evolunteer@youradrc.org

NOTE: submission of resume below is disabled and not needed to apply for this position. Please contact the above-referenced individual.

 

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