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Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Services

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Volunteer Services works to provide transportation to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities that have no other option to get around. Volunteers use their own cars and volunteer when they can where they can in taking seniors and adults with disabilities to and from medical appointments, grocery shopping, and to other needed events. The need is great, particularly for folks in rural parts of Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties that don't have access to public transportation and are no longer driving themselves. Volunteers use their own vehicles, must be at least 21 years old, have a good driving record, current license and insurance, and a compassionate heart. Volunteer Services offers mileage reimbursement for all volunteers. Make a difference in someone's life by ensuring they have safe access to food, medical services, and other critical resources that help ensure someone can life safely, confidently, and independently in their own home. Volunteer today!

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About Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Services

Location:

129 Decatur Street NW, Olympia, WA 98502, US

Mission Statement

We believe every child should grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment We believe the elderly should be able to live with security and dignity. We believe healthy family life should be affirmed and supported in our communities We believe in compassion, love and respect for all people, especially the poor and most vulnerable. We believe in joining with others to change systems that oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering. We believe employees and volunteers should work in an environment that fosters respect, teamwork and excellence. We believe in all of these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.

Description

Our program exists as a safety net for low-income elders and people with disabilities (also low-income)by providing them with services that allow them to remain living as independently as possible in their own homes (not assisted living). For example, a 89 year old woman who only collects $600/mo. in Social Security needs help with her lawn. She can't afford to pay someone, and if her lawn goes a couple of months without being mowed, now the lawn is a fire hazard.

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lewis, Mason and Thurston CountiesOlympia, WA 98502

(47.0696,-122.952)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Veteran Care
  • Special Needs
  • Public Advocacy
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • As little or as often as you'd like.
  • Kind, compassionate, and ready to impact someone's life by working directly with them!

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