Neighbor Network, a program of Aging Resources of Douglas County
MISSION: Helping Older Adults Stay Independent.
TITLE OF POSITION: Companion Volunteer
SUPERVISED AND SUPPORTED BY: Director of Community Engagement
PURPOSE OF JOB: To support the mission of Aging Resources of Douglas County by providing one on one friendly visits, phone calls and outings to a member residing in Douglas County.
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.
Must be age 25 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.
The opportunity to make a difference in your community and in the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities.
REQUIRED SCREENING: Applicants must pass a background and reference check and have a clean motor vehicle record.
Our Mission: Helping older adults stay independent and age with dignity by providing a volunteer network of services and support!
Douglas County, Colorado's older adult population is among the fastest growing in the nation. Recent demographic projections illustrate that by the year 2030, one in four residents will be 60 or older. Aging Resources of Douglas County has evolved over the past years in response to the mounting needs of our older adult population.
Aging Resources of Douglas County provides a safety net for members, allowing older adults to remain active in the community while living independent in their homes. New members enter the program by completing an application and participating in a personal interview. At that time, specific needs are evaluated so that the Aging Resources team can then assist with resources. Whether matching a volunteer for weekly companionship visits or help around the house; providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping or for other errands, Aging Resources volunteers are eager to offer their hearts and their time. Along with our team of volunteers and partners from many local agencies, Aging Resources strives to create an inclusive community so that members maintain maximum independence.
We'll work with your schedule.
Various areas in Douglas County, ColoradoDouglas County, CO80104