Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc
Are you passionate about enhancing the lives of older adults?
Our In-Home Support Program provides supportive home care services to older adults aged 50 or better and adults with disabilities in Milwaukee county. These services are designed to help maintain and strengthen the client’s current living situation and enable them to remain active and involved in their community.
Along with our staff, volunteers provide a much-needed service to help adults live more active, independent lives and enable them to remain in their own homes longer. Depending upon the needs and desires of the client, volunteers provide weekly one on one social visits, assist with transportation to the grocery store and appointments, or help with simple chores. Each visit is personalized to the individual you are seeing.
By having a volunteer, clients can talk about challenges, express grief, and to find resources to solve problems. There is always a potential to grow and deepen the relationship and when that happens a volunteer is someone that the client looks forward to visiting with and doing things with.
- Strong communication and listening skills.
- Caring, sympathetic approach to working with clients.
- Ability to do light housekeeping.
You do not need formal experience just time, compassion, and the desire to help.
- Regularly scheduled home visits
- A minimum of 2 hours, once a week
- 6-month commitment
- Available hours 9 am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Please note: In this role you will travel to client’s residences, which requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and vehicle insurance (liability coverage: $100,000/person and $300,000/accident).
Questions? Please contact:
Jessica Brandt, Volunteer Coordinator
We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all our volunteers, interns and staff. In addition to following good public health and social distancing practices, as recommended by the CDC, all volunteers will be required to wear masks (staff and clients will wear masks as well). If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
Our facility is stocked with plenty of hand sanitizer, wipes/sanitizing spray to keep all working stations and high traffic areas clean. Our facilities are cleaned and disinfected daily.
Individuals are welcome to apply if they have not experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, as defined by CDC, and no one in their household has had symptoms or diagnosed, in the last two weeks. Symptoms include, but is not limited to: fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc
2021 N 60th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, US
Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths throughout the ten counties of Southeastern Wisconsin. Our Mission Statement: Inspired by Christ's call to serve, our mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Our Vision Statement: Our vision is to improve the lives of those we serve, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.
Catholic Charities mission to "provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same" has been the core of our work since 1920. We measurably improve the lives of the poor in our communities and empower them to reach their full potential. When we accomplish this, lives are transformed and the benefits to the community can be exponential starting by improving the quality of life one person at a time.
With an outpouring of support from the community, we are able to help the poorest among us. We help people of all faiths, ages and cultures improve their ability to be self-sufficient, raise a family in more stable and healthy home, escape violence, cope with emotional and behavioral challenges, and overcome barriers to a better life.
Our Programs and Services:
- Behavioral Health/Counseling
- Outreach & Case Management
- Adoption Services
- Pregnancy Support Services
- Supported Parenting Services
- Adult Day Services
- In-Home Support Services
- Legal Services for Immigrants
- Refugee Resettlement Services