Or maybe it's Dad. If you knew your parent was in a situation where some help was needed, you'd do it wouldn't you? In either case, we have elderly clients who can use a hand with routine household chores on a regular basis. Helping with this enables them to stay in their home and maintain a sense of independence and dignity. You would do things like vacuum, run the dishwasher, do a load of laundry and so on. If they have a yard, you might help with mowing the grass or trimming shrubs and bushes. The schedule is decided on by you and the client and most volunteering takes only a few hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. You're matched with someone in your neighborhood. There are people right in your area who have no one else, except you, to help them. Will you step forward?
Opportunity posted by RSVP (helping those over age 55 find meaningful volunteer jobs in the community). You do NOT have to be 55 to do this volunteer job.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Snohomish County matches skills/training and preferences of persons 55+ to available volunteer opportunities and promotes their voluntary service as a valuable community resource.
RSVP matches personal interests, skills and lifelong experiences with non-profit public organizations at over 116 different partner agencies, including non-profits, throughout the county. Benefits of being an RSVP volunteer are: ~excess insurance coverage including Liability, Auto, and Accident. ~partial reimbursement for transporatation costs to and from volunteer stations, subject to certain regulations and limits. ~ongoing recognition and Annual Recognition Event to RSVP volunteers. The only agency tracking and reporting the volunteer activities of persons age 55 and older through the National Senior Corps, RSVP promotes retired and senior persons as viable members of the community, able to share their skills, time and experience through volunteer service.