Companion Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

104 Fourth St.Douglas CountyCastle Rock, CO 80104
Neighbor Network
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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