Delaware County Volunteer Guardian Program

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Volunteer Guardian Program

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A Routine Visit
A Volunteer Guardian with her person!

The VGP trains and matches volunteers who become the legal "Guardian of the Person Only" or substitute decision-maker for individuals with no money, or family support and whose ability to make personal & medical decisions has diminished.

Those served usually live in a nursing home, group home, or other protected setting.

It is the volunteer's goal to enhance the qualtiy of life for the person they serve by advocating for the best possible daily & medical care.

Someone needs you.....because not everyone has someone.

The VGP also serves Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking & Pickaway Counties.

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About Volunteer Guardian Program

Location:

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA), 174 East Long Street, Columbus, OH 43215, US

Mission Statement

To provide mature, caring volunteer guardians for individualsliving in a protected setting whose mental impairments so incapacitate them that the are unable to make sound personal decisions, in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

Description

It is often assumed that everyone has someone who will take care of them when they are unable to care for themselves. The fact is, not everyone has someone willing to be responsible for decision making. There are adults with mental incapacities in Central Ohio who do not have family or friends to assist them in this way. The need is growing.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA)3776 South High St.Columbus, OH 43207Delaware, OH 43015

(40.29164,-83.07623)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two Visits per month to your person-no time req.

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