Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Neighbors Who Care is looking for friendly and compassionate people who would enjoy visiting an older adult who may find him or herself having outlived friends, relatives and who would welcome companionship. Our volunteers enjoy a wide variety of activities including visiting, playing scrabble, solving the "problems of the day," writing letters, conversation over a cup of coffee, going to a movie, lunch, or enjoying ice cream while watching the boats sail by on the Charles. Our volunteers and clients do what friends do together, and it is up to the two to decide. There is no medical care involved. Neighbors Who Care is an introduction for friendship of two people.
Volunteers are asked to serve 3-5 hours per month with a minimum commitment of 6 months.
Our volunteers love what they do saying it gives them an adopted grandparent or vital older adult who has a lot to offer. They love the way it allows them to make a difference in the world.