In-Home Assessment Support


Cause Areas


Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:00 AM - Thu Aug 31, 2017 02:00 PM


800 Middle AvenueMenlo Park, CA 94025


Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) Meals on Wheels contracts with Aging and Adult Services (AAS) of San Mateo County to provide home delivered meals to clients that meet Older Americans Act (OAA) nutrition guidelines. The clients who receive meals as part of the county program must be contacted at least 4 times per year. This is accomplished with alternating in-home and phone assessments.

Assessments evaluate:

  • changes in the client’s health
  • living situation
  • activities of daily living (ADL’s)
  • instrumental activities of daily living (IADL’S)

The purpose of the visit is to see if the client still qualifies for the program (and most do). The phone assessment covers basically the same information.

Skills needed to complete the assessments:

  • establishing rapport
  • interviewing
  • assessing
  • explaining
  • recommending appropriate resources.

The volunteer, after training, would be expected to make visits on their own.

Volunteer internship hours:

Once or twice per week for approximately 12 weeks starting around the first week of September. Days: TBD. Hours: 3 - 4 hour period. Typically one can do 4 to 5 home visits during this time.

We require all our volunteers, who perform in-home visits and meal delivery, to have a criminal background and DMV check. We would cover that cost. The experience of previous volunteer interns has proven to be very successful both for the PVI Meals on Wheels program as well as the students!

If you are interested please contact me as soon as possible so we can start the process. Again, thank you for your interest.


  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Nutrition
  • Case Work / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training

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