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Volunteer opportunity description

R.A.I.N., Inc. is recruiting community members to be part of a new and very exciting Bronx Health Corps project aimed at educating 800 Bronx seniors on a range of health topics. The Bronx Health Corps is part of a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant designed to promote wellness and healthy aging among Bronx older adults. This project is a partnership between the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Montefiore Health System and R.A.I.N., Inc.

The primary role of a Bronx Health Corps volunteer is to educate Bronx older adults on one of the following health topics:

Asthma Management 

Healthy Diet, Exercise, and Stress Management

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias 

Healthy Heart 

Diabetes Management

Volunteers will select one of the above topics and then receive training on the selected topic. This training will equip the volunteers to provide education sessions for older adults at a Bronx-based senior center or community site. The material will be engaging, interactive and fun! Prior knowledge of these topics is not required.

Training for the volunteers is ongoing. The educational workshops will be carried out over 18 months in three cycles: January to May 2017, July to November 2017 and January to May 2018. During the first cycle, workshops will all be held during weekday mornings or early afternoon. Volunteers participating in this cycle will need to be available during these timeframes.

The Bronx Health Corps project is a unique opportunity to help improve the health outcomes of Bronx older adults. Unfortunately, Bronx County is ranked last among all 62 counties in terms of population health. You can make a positive, perhaps even life-altering, impact in the lives of the Bronx’s older adults, by volunteering.

Please take the first step and contact us to obtain an application today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Together we can make a difference!


Mandatory training will be offered in the various health topics. Volunteers will have the opportunity to pick their top 3 preferences for modules. Prior experience working with seniors or teaching is a plus but not required.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organization

Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc (R.A.I.N.)

Jeffrey Lucas
Program Manager
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