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Homemaker Volunteer: Enhance the lives of older adults and help them stay independent in their homes

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ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc

Homemaker Volunteer

Are you passionate about enhancing the lives of older adults and helping them remain independent in their homes?

Our In-Home Support Program provides supportive home care services to frail older adults aged 50 and older and adults with disabilities in Milwaukee county. Along with our staff, volunteers (aged 18 and older) provide a much-needed service to help adults live more active, independent, safe, and happy lives in their own homes.

This is a rewarding opportunity for you to work one-on-one with older adults and adults with disabilities on a weekly basis and make a positive impact in their daily lives. Depending upon the needs and interests of the client, volunteers provide weekly one-on-one social visits, help with housekeeping, laundry assistance, meal preparation, errands, and simple chores. Each visit is personalized to the individual you are seeing.

All individuals served receive an in-home assessment by trained staff to identify their needs, health, and living situation.

Volunteers can talk to clients about challenges, find resources to solve problems, or just be there to provide companionship.

Time Commitment

  • Our direct service visits with clients last up to 2 hours each. So, a minimum commitment of two hours, once a week. Hours are flexible based on your schedule. Ideally between 4 to 12 hours per week.
  • Available hours 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Minimum 6-month commitment.

Skills/Experience

You do not need formal experience, just your time, compassion, and the desire to help.

  • Caring, sympathetic approach to working with older adults and adults with disabilities.
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to physically do light housekeeping, simple chores, and meal preparation.
  • Comfort level with driving between a variety of client residences throughout Milwaukee County.
  • Comfortable with regular exposure to cleaning supplies and chemicals in a variety of client residences (homes with smoke, clutter, pets, noise, etc.).

REQUIRED:

Please note that 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).

All volunteers are required to pass a background check, and complete paperwork.

Questions? Please contact:

Marie Honel, Volunteer Coordinator

mhonel@ccmke.org

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About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc

Location:

2021 N 60th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Milwaukee, WI 53207

(42.97121,-87.90406)
 

SKILLS

  • Housekeeping
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum commitment of 2 hours, once a week. Ideally between 4 - 12 hours per week. Hours flexible based on your schedule. Available hours 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • 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). 6 month commitment minimum.

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