Be a calm presence by volunteering through Tamarisk
Be a calm presence and make a new friend when volunteering at Tamarisk!
Volunteers provide regularly scheduled respite for caregivers and companionship for the patient. For approximately 2-4 hours each week, Tamarisk volunteers assure the safety and well-being of the patient (companion) while the family caregiver is occupied or away. During home visits, Tamarisk volunteers socialize, play cards and other games, share a movie or listen to music with the companion. They might prepare a light meal, run errands, shop for groceries, help with housekeeping tasks or read quietly to the companion while he or she rests.
Tamarisk has seen a significant increase in the number of families this past year who need support but are put on a wait list. This service is made possible through the many efforts of volunteers.
Tamarisk is also looking for an office ninja who enjoys data and would provide administrative assistance to the program director. An interested volunteer would maintain various databases, record volunteer hours and organizational statistics, assist with mailings, typing, photocopying, and filing. May answer the phone and return calls as needed. Volunteers would be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, email and internet. This could be done for a couple hours each week.
We look forward to hearing from you to discuss attending an upcoming volunteer event or to begin the training process.
About ANOKA COUNTY RSVP
Government Center, 3300 4th Ave. N., Anoka, MN 55303, US
Anoka County RSVP program focuses on connecting adults age 55 or better with meaningful volunteer opportunities. RSVP volunteers enhance partnership organization's ability to accomplish program goals while being part of a national service movement.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
The Anoka County RSVP connects people age 55 and over who want to volunteer with non-profit and social service programs in Anoka County who need volunteers. Volunteers enroll by completing a skills and interests checklist and these are matched to community needs. From the matches, the volunteer selects a volunteer job that is meaningful and fits. Become one of nearly a half million RSVP volunteers across the country who are making a difference in their community.
15531 Central Ave. NEHam Lake, MN 55304
September 28, 2021
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours a week