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Windshield Warrior Needed Near Trafford, to Help Older Adults get to Medical Appointments

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ORGANIZATION: Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services

Safe driver needed to drive older adults to medical appointments. Volunteer will greet clients at their residence, drive to medical appointments, read old magazines while waiting (optional - the reading, not the waiting), then return them home safely. Volunteers may offer a steady hand but older adults will be able to get in and out of the vehicle with minimal assistance. Must be able to fold and lift a walker/rollator into and out of their car. Gift of gab optional, but willing ear is most beneficial.

Scheduling is flexible but must be available on weekdays.

All volunteers must complete or provide a PA Criminal Background Clearance (current within last 5 years) as well as the PA Child Abuse Clearance (current within the last 5 years). Valid drivers license, current auto insurance, and motor vehicle history required.

For more information contact: Maureen Zang, maureen.zang@wfspa.org or 724-205-6282

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About Wesley Family Services-Older Adult Services

Location:

221 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221, US

Mission Statement

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh (ISOS) and Open Your Heart to a Senior in Westmoreland County are programs of Wesley Family Services with a mission to maximize the independence of older adults in Allegheny County and Westmoreland County through practical volunteer-based supports.

Description

In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh and Open Your Heart to a Senior (OYHS) are part of an initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Seniors who need some extra support to live independently at home and feel connected to their community are matched with volunteers in their neighborhood.

Volunteers are able to have flexible/self-service scheduling which allows volunteers to view and select activities that they would like to do. Some of the activities available are grocery shopping for or with an older adult, providing rides to appointments, friendly visiting, helping a senior with low vision read their mail, and more! Some of our opportunities are suspended at this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact us for a current list of available opportunities.

In Allegheny County, we also offer Medicare counseling through our APPRISE program and home safety checks for seniors through the Safety for Seniors program.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

521 Plymouth StreetGreensburg, PA 15601

(40.29094,-79.54108)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours. Flexible scheduling. Once a month, once a week, more or less as there is need.

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