Visit Lonely Senior Citizens
Sydney Cooper Senior Smiles™ is a non-profit organization that educates volunteers of all ages on the needs of the elderly and then pairs each volunteer with a lonely senior in a nursing home or board-and-care facility located in the volunteer’s community.
Program: Our program provides lonely seniors with compassionate and friendly volunteer visitors.
Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteers are needed to serve as visitors to senior citizens. You may volunteer at any of the facilities we serve and need not return to the facility where you trained. In training, we will equip you to better recognize and understand age-related disabilities such as hearing, vision or mobility impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s and stroke. The training will last about 1 ¼ hours. One to two weeks after your training, the coordinator for your chosen facility will contact you to establish a mutually-agreeable time to meet at that facility and introduce you to an appropriate senior.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 12 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must complete training.
Time Commitment: We ask that you spend at least 1 hour per week visiting with your senior. You can visit on any day of the week, at any time that works well for you and your senior. Short-term commitments are too hard on the seniors. Thus, we require that our volunteers anticipate being able to visit for at least six months.
Locations: Opportunities are available at the following locations:
- 2035 Adams Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90018
- 8417 Mission Drive,
Rosemead, CA 91770
- 3750 Garnet Street,
Torrance, CA 90503
- 1539 Midvale Ave,
Westwood, CA 90024
- 910 10th Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
- 1024 N. Sepulveda Blvd,
Bel Air, CA 90049
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Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:13+
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