Agency on Aging

Volunteering with Peers


Are you looking to stay active? Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? 

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Chaperone Support

Volunteers are needed to help individuals in need of non-medical assistance as they travel to and from medical procedures and doctor's office visits..  Chaperones provide reminder phone calls, go to the home of the individual, ride with the individual to their appointment (chaperones do not drive – transportation is provided through another service), stay in the waiting room, and then ride home with the individual, making sure they are settled back in their home.

Encouraging, supporting and physically being there for someone who needs that extra help when travelling to and from a medical appointment will make all the difference in helping them keep their medical, dental, vision, therapy and/or outpatient procedure appointments.

All volunteers must register, successfully complete a background check, and receive training. A 3-4 hour commitment on a weekly basis is requested and all necessary PPE for both self and client will be provided, as necessary.


Shop for Someone Home Bound

Do you have a car and are like to shop?  Here's a great opportunity.

Volunteer to shop and deliver food to homebound older adults..  You will be provided with a $100 gift card to do the shopping and we will also reimburse your mileage. Delivery will be made strictly to the doorstep - we continue to follow social distancing guidelines.  After you have volunteered, our agency will follow up with the person you helped to offer additional deliveries from a Food Pantry.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form and forward to Tom Davis. 


Friendly Visitor

There are many older adults who are isolated and lonely, so just a check-in and conversation can make all the difference in the week.  The RSVP program requires just a few hours of your time during the month.  To be eligible you need to be over 55 and pass a background check.

Companion 

There are many lonely & isolated older adults in need of companionship. Companions make a difference by providing friendship and assistance such as running errands and assisting with light meals to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks. Your time can also give families a much needed time off from their caregiving responsibilities. Companions serve 5-40 hours per week and are assigned to individuals who are living at home. Typically, companions are assigned to 2-3 people and spend 3-4 hours with them daily. For their service, a companion receives a tax-free stipend, transportation reimbursement, on-going training and recognition.
To be eligible you must be 55 years of age, income eligible (no more than 200% of the poverty leve), and pass a background check.

The Senior Companion Program and RSVP are funded by AmeriCorps Seniors.

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