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Keep Our Seniors in Motion...Drive!!!

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ORGANIZATION: PeopleCare, Inc

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested
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Drive mobile seniors who no longer drive to and from medical, legal and financial appointments, being sure to maintain their safely and well-being during transit. We would like to have availability of TWO (2) drives per month.

Volunteer driver also acts as a liaison between PeopleCare staff and client.

An orientation interview is required including client/Volunteer safety training with optional quarterly training opportunities.

Opportunity gives the volunteer driver a chance to use their career-related skills, as well as making a significant contribution to your community, your neighbors and society in general. By sharing your life lessons with others, you will be intellectually stimulated. You will be working as part of a group of people with the clear purpose of helping seniors who no longer drive remain independent in their own homes.

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About PeopleCare, Inc

Location:

60 Akenside Road, Riverside, IL 60546, US

Mission Statement

"Using primarily volunteers, PeopleCare will assist and support the homebound elderly by providing socialization, emotional support and access to service providers where no one is denied services."

Description

PeopleCare remains strongly committed to its founding vision, "that no older person in the last third of life will feel abandoned and will be able to live out their life in the most productive way possible." PeopleCare provides essential person-to-person contact that supports the emotional and physical well-being of older adults. The organization is an important link between fragile and isolated homebound individuals and the outside world. More than 2300 + volunteer hours have been dedicated to the organization's quality of life programs over last year alone.

PeopleCare, Inc. provides a variety of programs and services to address its mission. TheInformation and Referral Service focuses on improving the quality of life for those who are isolated and need referral for special services to respond to their evolving needs. It was apparent that there was also a serious need to provide transportation to medical or financial appointments. PeopleCare broadened the scope of its programs and in 1996 initiated The Volunteer Transportation and Outreach Program providing personalized volunteer transportation for the frail elderly who needed assistance at their destination. In the summer of 2001, the Voucher Taxi Program was initiated. Many of the elderly could no longer drive, had limited funds, but did not need the specialized services of the Volunteer program. The Rider Program provides a voucher subsidized by PeopleCare, and gives ambulatory seniors access to transportation for medical or financial appointments and to meet other needs. While the Volunteer program handles the large portion of transportation needs required by the elderly with some degree of mobility, the Rider program has become quite a success since its inception and continues to grow as the elderly population grows. The Rider Program also fosters independence and some portion of financial commitment by the elderly. There are a number of local villages that offer taxi programs however, PeopleCare does not offer its program in villages where such a program already exists.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

Wed Apr 20, 2022 - Tue Jul 19, 2022

WHERE

273 Nuttall RdRiverside, IL 60546

(41.83612,-87.8165)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Recruiting
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • IT Consulting

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 3 hours per month
  • We are very aware of the special meaning of time, so we work very hard to provide volunteer opportunities to work around your schedule. Volunteer as much or little as you like and your schedule allows.

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