Frequently Asked Questions

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.

how long is my commitment?

That depends on you, but some of our programs require a six-month commitment. One-time volunteer opportunities are also available.

do you have to be a specific age to volunteer?

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.

I work 9:00am – 5:00pm. when can I volunteer?

We have volunteer opportunities to fit all schedules.

my schedule is erratic; do I need to commit to specific hours every week?

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.

can my group volunteer?

Members of community groups and corporate teams are welcome to volunteer on a regular or one-time basis.

do you do background checks?

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.

do I need to have a physical examination?

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.