Opportunity Details

Senior Services
Low-income communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns

Minimum Age:18+

Elder Help Volunteers

Help a Senior in Your Community!

Elder Help Volunteers are needed to provide one or more of the following services for our community seniors who live in their own homes or apartments:

COMPANIONSHIP: Visit lonely homebound seniors and engage in activities with them which build a relationship; telephone them and keep in touch so that they feel less alone.

TRANSPORTATION/SHOPPING/ERRANDS: Transport the senior for essential errands like shopping for groceries, medical appointments etc.

CORRESPONDENCE/READING MAIL: Assist visually impaired seniors by reading mail to them and writing letters for them.

HOUSEHOLD TASKS: Help seniors by doing simple household tasks to maintain normal standards of health. Remember though that you are a volunteer and not a housekeeper.

• Patience
• Good listening skills
• Ability to maintain a patient, non-judgmental attitude
• Interest in volunteering with seniors
• Dependable
• Able to set appropriate boundaries
• At least 18 years of age
• If transporting a senior, volunteer must have and maintain a valid Oregon Driver's license and insurance
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