Visit A Man Affected By ALS & Help Run Errands (Lewis)
ORGANIZATION: The ALS Association Iowa Chapter
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A 58-year-old man with ALS and his wife would love a volunteer visitor to provide companionship and assist with running errands as needed. They would like help every other week for approximately 1-2 hours a time: Monday-Friday between 8 am-5 pm would be the best days and times for a volunteer to visit. They do have a dog in their home.
If you have a few extra hours a month to help a neighbor in need, we'd love to hear from you! This opportunity is part of the ALS Association's Family Assistance Program:
About The ALS Association Iowa Chapter
3636 WESTOWN PKWY STE 204, WDM, IA 50266, US
Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
The ALS Association is the only not-for-profit health organization in Iowa dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - giving help and hope to those facing the disease.
The ALS Association, Iowa Chapter provides direct services, resources and support to Iowans affected by ALS through our care services and programs. The core Chapter services include:
Equipment Loan Program
Quality of Life Grant Program
Patient and Family Support Groups
ALS Specific Clinics
Care Specific Advocacy
Communication and Assistive Device Program
Information and Referral Services
Over 85% of the money raised through The ALS Association, Iowa Chapter stays local to provide services to Iowan’s impacted by ALS. We also support global, cutting-edge ALS research and participate in state and federal advocacy efforts to find additional treatments and a cure. There are approximately 250 Iowans living with ALS at any given time and our Chapter has grown from providing services to a handful of patients with ALS in the Des Moines area in 2003 to serving 220+ patients statewide in 2015.
A Private HomeLewis, IA 51544
November 16, 2023
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours every other week, ideally Monday-Friday between 8 am-5 pm
- Online interest form (https://forms.office.com/r/zkWNHBajwi), phone or Zoom interview, 2 references.