Last updated by Caitlin Gaspar on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 9:33am
About the InternshipDuties:
Interact with residents to build rapport and engage residents in group socialization and community-building activities
Assist residents in learning basic computer, tablet, and smart phone use
Lead group sessions such as art, poetry group, and mindfulness sessions
Facilitate education sessions promoting life skills and financial literacy
Assist with planning, organizing, and set-up & breakdown of events
Conduct outreach to build connections and increase awareness of program services
Assist with creating flyers and other marketing materials to promote services
Perform fundraising activities, solicit in-kind donations and funds for program events
The Westward Ho is home to 300 seniors and/or adults with disabilities (age range: is 27-88) who qualify as low-income according to income limits set by HUD.
Members of the Westward Ho population experience issues of poverty, food insecurity, isolation and loneliness, and difficulty accessing resources in the community.
Interns play a vital role in allowing the Collaborative to offer relevant programs and services that benefit the population in multiple dimensions of health and well-being. The interns' engagment with residents has an especially important impact on decreasing social isolation among residents and enhancing the sense of community within the population.