Volunteer Opportunity with Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office You Are Not Alone (YANA)
Last week, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office summer interns had the opportunity to deliver water to the community members on behalf of the You Are Not Alone Program. It's great to have our youth learn about leadership and community engagement!
They are welcoming new YANA volunteers. To learn more about this program please read below:
You Are Not Alone is a telephone reassurance program sponsored by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for seniors or disabled citizens of Fort Bend County who live alone.
Background checked volunteers make a call and a visit to the participant to check on their welfare. If for some reason they do not answer the telephone, they will try again at fifteen-minute intervals. If the telephone is still unanswered after three calls, they will first contact a Keyholder or contact FBC Dispatch, and a Deputy Sheriff or the participants’ local police agency will be dispatched to their residence to check on their welfare.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is proud of the volunteers who make up the You Are Not Alone Program, better known as YANA. This week, as they celebrate National Volunteer Week, they recognize the folks who take the time to check in on their neighbors. YANA is a telephone reassurance program for seniors and disabled citizens of Fort Bend County who live alone. Their volunteers call them and conduct welfare checks regularly.
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, look no further! YANA is now accepting volunteers; check out the link below to find the application.
There is no charge for this service. You decide what time of the morning you want to be called. If you will be away from home at the agreed calling time, you must contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s You Are Not Alone Program at 281-341-YANA (9262) to check out of the program until you return home.