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ORGANIZATION: Volunteers of America Northern Colorado Services

Caring Companion 4

Meet Robert (not his real name): At age 20, Robert joined the Navy and served for 20+ years. While training at a naval base, he met his wife Ellie at a bar and swept her off her feet. After retiring from the Navy, Robert went to college and got his undergraduate degree in his 50s. Robert has been to 49 states and hopes to complete all 50 this summer. These days, Robert has early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease and is cared for at home in Loveland. He struggles with verbal communication and memory but is friendly, kind, and extremely active. He would love to have a friend who can keep up with him on a neighborhood stroll or a recreation center!

Want to help this local veteran, or others in Loveland who are looking for a friend? Become a Caring Companion with Volunteers of America!

Here's what some family caregivers are saying about their volunteers:

    • My husband really enjoys the weekly visits with our volunteer and looks forward to the socialization, which he doesn't get normally.
    • Our volunteer has been wonderful. She almost feels like family. I absolutely love Caring Companions and I tell everyone about them.


Volunteers provide much needed companionship while giving family caregivers a chance to rest. They DO NOT provide personal care, meal preparation, transportation, errand help, etc.

VOA provides orientation and ongoing training for our volunteers, and only requires a few visiting hours a week. If you are looking for a flexible and meaningful volunteer experience in Loveland, this is it!

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About Volunteers of America Northern Colorado Services

Location:

405 Canyon Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521, US

Mission Statement

Volunteers of America Colorado Branch seeks to identify and serve the basic needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community.

Description

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Volunteers of America provides volunteer opportunities for individuals 55 years and older to use their skills, insight and lifetime experiences to assist residents and non-profit agencies in the county. RSVP also offers a variety of programs which provide services and enhance the quality of life for seniors.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Mon Dec 11, 2023 - Sun Mar 10, 2024

WHERE

various locations in LovelandLoveland, CO 80539

(40.400,-105.070)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Veteran Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for a commitment of 2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months.

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