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Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Services

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Volunteer Services, a program with Catholic Community Services, works to implement volunteer help for transportation and essential living needs for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. As restrictions for both clients' and volunteers' safety increases daily, we are limited on the volunteer work we can currently do. However, at this time a meaningful way to help is to ensure isolated seniors have access to socialization and wellness checks. If you would like to twice a week call a client who is vulnerable to COVID19 and may become exceptionally isolated from self-quarantining, please volunteer today. Make those connections, and make a difference at a critical time in someone's life 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.

Crisis Support
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3545 7th ave SWOlympia, WA 98502

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Due to COVID19 restrictions, orientations can be done via phone/computer. Suggested time spent is twice a week phone calls per client, but call when and as you are able to!

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