Great for 55+.Training begins February. See timeline below.
Careline is a 24-hour alarm service, which is connected to a client’s home through an alarm unit link to their telephone line. In times of emergency, help is just the push of a button away. Careline Installation Volunteers provide operational assistance to the Care-Line program and an opportunity to interact with isolated and elderly clients.
Volunteers go into the homes of elderly and disabled throughout the regional area to install Careline personal emergency response systems as needed. Volunteers deliver and install the system, show the client how to use their Careline unit, and may additionally make minor repairs or adjustments as needed. The system is simple to install, similar to a telephone answering machine. Installation merely requires the ability to plug into an electrical outlet and a phone jack.
Volunteers make these visits in teams of two throughout the greater regional area. Mileage reimbursement is available for volunteers traveling outside of the immediate Chico area.
Volunteers also assist Care-Line staff in routine client activities such as scheduling visits and follow-up phone calls.
Timeline Overview - SAVE THE DATE for these key dates.
December 15 Applications Due
February 21 General Volunteer Orientation
1:30pm -4:30pm Enloe Conference Center
March 3 Careline Training
10:00am - 12:00noon
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Customer Service
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- varied; weekdays during normal business hours