Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to have a physical examination?
- Do you do background checks?
- Can my group volunteer?
- My schedule is erratic; do I need to commit to specific hours every week?
- I work 9:00am – 5:00pm. When can I volunteer?
- Do you have to be a specific age to volunteer?
- How long is my commitment?
- How does the application process work?
All prospective volunteers must submit an application along with two references. Thereafter, volunteers are required to attend an orientation/training session prior to beginning their volunteer work. This ensures that volunteers understand our mission and their responsibilities.
That depends on you, but some of our programs require a six-month commitment. One-time volunteer opportunities are also available.
Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate in our Friendly Visiting and Senior Chat programs. For our Meal Delivery Programs, people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
We have volunteer opportunities to fit all schedules.
Volunteers serve an important role in fulfilling our mission. All volunteers are needed and the elderly depend on them. For this reason, it is important that volunteers report to their assignment when scheduled and on time.
Members of community groups and corporate teams are welcome to volunteer on a regular or one-time basis.
As appropriate for the protection of our clients, volunteers in certain assignments may be asked to submit to a criminal background check. In instances where this is required, volunteers who do not agree to the background check may be refused assignment.
All volunteers should be in good health and capable of performing assigned duties. Physical examinations are not required for meal deliveries or Friendly Visiting, but volunteers should take into consideration the vulnerability of the elderly.