The next Warwick Friendly Visitor Program (FVP) training session for new volunteers will be held on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick.
FVP recently held their second annual Volunteer Appreciation/Recognition Holiday Party with many of the program’s 50 volunteers enjoying the festivities. Doris Rubinsky from Jewish Family Service (JFS) pointed out the essential role volunteers play in the Warwick community. Rubinsky praised the remarkable growth of Warwick’s program from its inception two years ago. She serves as the JFS consultant with the Town of Warwick in this partnership arrangement.
Warwick has a population of 32,000 people, 8,000 of whom are seniors. Warwick’s Friendly Visitor Program is committed to supporting Town residents by helping them remain in their homes. Matching local volunteers to residents who need support is the mission of the program. There is no charge for the service.
Volunteers are insured while they are volunteering. A modest mileage reimbursement is available through the Office for the Aging Retire Senior Volunteer Program. A background check at no charge is part of the recruitment process following a two-hour training session that defines the parameters of the program.
For more information call the Warwick Town Hall at 986-1124, ext. 400.