Every day, AmeriCorps Senior members and volunteers put their values into action and make a difference for our community.
The AmeriCorps Seniors program highlights the service opportunities available to Americans 55+ who want to make giving back their second act.
Here at Cove, we’ve opened a program along with AmeriCorps for our Seniors aged 55+ that takes a closer look at our individual members and volunteers, particularly the core values that lead their lives — values like equity, compassion, and hope.
To suit our volunteers, we have 4 specialized positions open:
- House Coordinators in our residential and homeless programs to assist new patients with engaging in treatment and assimilating into the therapeutic community, coordinating family visits/contacts, engagement with community resources, etc.
- Patient Engagement/Phone Support component assisting callers to Cove with basic information regarding substance use or mental health. The Phone Support volunteers will also contact patients who have completed intake materials on-line to help them follow through to the next step for assistance.
- Patient Engagement/Greeters. These volunteers are the first friendly, knowledgeable face-to-face contact for new patients arriving in our residential treatment, outpatient treatment, or homeless program to help them navigate their particular program, engage in treatment, understand the next steps, and answer their questions.
- Financial Assistance Specialists whose responsibilities include assisting patients access resources including Medicaid, Hillsborough County Health Plan, social security benefits, etc. to cover the costs for their medical care at Cove or with another provider. Rounding out the team are House Coordinators.
All seniors 55+ are welcomed to join!
If you’re interested in joining or would like to request more information, please reach out to Yvonne Campbell by email at: YvonneC@CoveBH.org