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Who can help?
Anyone who cares about the quality of life in our community and who desires to improve it.
Anyone who is motivated to help the homebound maintain dignity.
Anyone who wishes to respond to a call to serve others.
Why do we help?
Because we desire to help people maintain their sense of independence and remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
Because our faith traditions and/or personal values motivate us to come to the aid of others.
Because we care; we can’t look the other way.
Because we desire to make our community a better place to live.
Volunteers provide the following:
- Transportation to and from medical and social service appointments. In the Caregiver Respite Program, this may require door-through-door service, and waiting at the doctor's office.
- In the Ride with Pride Program, volunteers will also transport to other destinations, such as to the bank, the hair salon; volunteers will transport up to 4 persons on a predetermined route.
- In the Senior Peer Counseling Program, transport is to and from group counseling sessions or individual therapy sessions.
- Assist seniors to the grocery store or if care recipient cannot go, go grocery shopping for that person. Will require putting away groceries.
- Help in some light house cleaning, or yard work, and for those willing to share their skills -- provide minor.
- Home safety repairs.
- Phone reassurance calls.
- Home visitation.
- In-home peer counseling.
- Facilitate peer group sessions.
- Reading to those unable to see clearly or at all.
- Bill paying and/or organizing, help in filling out necessary forms.
Volunteers do not provide:
- Hands-on personal care, such as bathing, dressing, or lifting.
- Hands-on medical care, such as changing bandages, wound care, or IV bags.