Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers- Southwest (VIC-SW) needs volunteers to provide free one-on-one assistance to the frail and elderly in northwest Houston through services including: Transportation to visit doctors and clinics, pick up prescriptions, go shopping, attend religious services, or run errands.
This is a unique opportunity for volunteers to help the elderly in their community. Volunteers are able to accept volunteering opportunities based on their availability in their schedules and there proximity to where the client and doctor offices are located.
Many frail and elderly people face an excruciating choice either to spend their last years in an impersonal institution or remain at home, isolated, and housebound with the decrease in mobility. Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers - Southwest (VIC-SW) was organized in 1994 by concerned people of faith who had experience in the provision of health and human services, particularly for the frail and elderly. The founders understood the isolation and fear often experienced by these people, and they envisioned a volunteer effort to address those needs. With the help of VIC-SW, a third option is available to Houston’s frail and elderly population; they can live independent lives in their own homes with the assistance of VIC-SW’s volunteers providing life sustaining services and a link to the larger community (www.vic-sw.org).
- Customer Service
- Elder care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Depends on the volunteer opportunity