Be a Key to a senior 60+ continued independence - Volunteer Driver's needed

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Friends RSVP

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Help Elderly Folks Remain in their Own Homes!
A Volunteer Drives a Senior to the Doctor or Grocery Store.

The Friends Caregiver Program offers transportation to seniors 60+, who can no longer drive, through our volunteer driving program. Our volunteer drivers help homebound seniors remain independent and connected to their community by providing rides to medical appointments and basic errands such as grocery shopping. Our drivers can volunteer for as much or as little time as they wish. Many volunteers become good friends with our clients.

Consider becoming a volunteer driver and be a key to someone's continued independence...One hour per week of your time can make a difference to a senior who can no longer drive. For many people the only thing preventing them from staying in their own homes is the inability to drive. You can help a senior person stay in their own homes longer by providing a ride at your own convenience.

You will feel so rewarded when you see how grateful these folks are!

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About Friends RSVP

Location:

202 N. State Street, Concord, NH 03301, US

Mission Statement

The Friends Program, is a non-profit human service organization, administratively based in Concord, serving eight counties in New Hampshire. The mission of the Friends Program is to strengthen communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service and restore faith in the human spirit. Friends Program oversees four programs including an emergency housing shelter, Friends Youth Mentoring, the Foster Grandparent Program and RSVP and the Volunteer Center. T he Friends Program serves thousands of children, older adults and families through the efforts of 2,500 volunteers in 8 counties. To learn more about the Friends Program visit www.friendsprogram.org.

Description

RSVP is a National Service program that taps the skills, talents and experience of more than half a million Americans to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other impact areas. Friends RSVP, serving in Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford and Belknap Counties, mobilizes caring individuals to meet community needs by sharing their time and talents through meaningful volunteer activities at more than 85 non-profit and municipal organizations. More than 600 RSVP volunteers serve local senior nutrition programs, food banks, congregate meal sites; provide transportation and companionship to elderly persons to help them remain independent; serve as tutors and mentors for youth; help veterans and active military members; and help public and non-profit agencies provide hundreds of services to people more economically.

RSVP also provides older persons opportunities to remain active in meaingful volunteer roles in their communities, helping them remain healthy longer.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Merrimack CountyMerrimack County, NH 03301

(43.20863,-71.54865)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers to provide a miniumum of 2 rides per month to one of our seniors according to their availabilty.
  • If you enjoy meeting new people and over 55, we would love to have you as a volunteer driver. It is so rewarding!

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