Companion Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

100 Third StreetDouglas CountyCastle Rock, CO 80104

Helping Older Adults Stay Independent

About

Neighbor Network

MISSION: Helping Older Adults Stay Independent.

TITLE OF POSITION: Companion Volunteer

SUPERVISED AND SUPPORTED BY: Lori O’Day Volunteer Manager

PURPOSE OF JOB: To support the mission of Neighbor Network by providing one on one friendly visits, phone calls and shopping trips to a member in need of a friend.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Volunteers are matched with members based on location and common interests.
  • Volunteers are given the contact information of their companion to make arrangements for regular visits.
  • Volunteers are not allowed to assist clients with bodily care or handle medications.
  • Volunteers may not accept any form of payment, tips or gifts in exchange for their volunteer service.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Must have reliable vehicle with current driver’s license and auto insurance.
  • Desire to assist seniors and adults with disabilities.

TIME COMMITMENT: Companion volunteers should schedule once per week contact that lasts 1-4 hours. If the volunteer is busy one week or out of town, a phone call is fine, otherwise it should be a face-to-face visit or outing.

BENEFITS:

  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community and in the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • There may be grant stipend funds available to help offset volunteer’s gas expense. You have the opportunity to request this when you report your monthly hours.

REQUIRED SCREENING: Applicants must pass a background and reference check and have a clean motor vehicle record.

CONTACT: Lori O’Day, Volunteer Manager, 303-814-4300 or

neighbornetwork@douglas.co.us

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies.
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