Focus Area: Public Health
Position Description: This position includes time spent with specific consumers at Garden Place and also out in the community. Activities include learning the bus system, helping someone become more comfortable in the community, movies, coffee, board games, arts & crafts, or just lending a listening ear. One of the major benefits of this type of volunteerism is that the consumer is empowered through the presence of you (the volunteer) to live a more socially-integrated life. A sad fact of mental illness is that often people simply want to isolate at home. Companion volunteers help our consumers feel less lonely while also becoming more socially connected, and thus more independent.
Position Duration: Six Months
Transportation Access: Accessible by public transportation
Restriction(s) Details: Someone who is able to consistently spend time with a specific consumer each week, over a period of at least six months. This individual should be a team player (i.e., be able to communicate well with Garden Place staff), patient, and fun to be around. In addition, a certain degree of independence is required since this volunteer would be doing outings in the community with a specific resident.
Background Check Required: Yes
Location: Single LocationAddress: 1790 W. 11th AvenueSuite 290Eugene, OR 97402United States
How to Apply: Contact Gene Obersinner at the phone number or email listed.