Companion and Driver for Older Adults

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ORGANIZATION: NEIGHBORHOOD COMPANIONS INC

Are you 18 or older with a caring, kind, and patient nature? We're looking for compassionate individuals to volunteer with Neighborhood Companions Inc., which provides transportation and companionship to older adults in our community.

As a volunteer, you'll play a vital role in helping seniors stay connected and engaged. Your duties will include driving them to appointments, social events, and errands, as well as offering companionship and support.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide safe and reliable transportation for older adults.
  • Offer friendly companionship and engage in meaningful conversations.
  • Assist with light tasks as needed during outings.
Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, kindness, and a genuine desire to help others.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of older adults. Your time and kindness can have a lasting impact!

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About NEIGHBORHOOD COMPANIONS INC

Location:

PO BOX 21962, DUNDALK, MD 21222, US

Mission Statement

Neighborhood Companions, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore County, Maryland, dedicated to improving the lives of older adults aged 60 and over. Our mission is to provide essential volunteer transportation and companionship services, enabling older adults to live independently, feel safe, valued, and loved within their communities.

Description

The program is designed to use volunteers to transport or accompany individuals on their rides to medical, social, educational, or shopping trips. Companion volunteers will help through weekly in-home visits a few hours a week. Activities include being a friend who listens and provides encouragement, sharing interests and hobbies such as having a meal, doing a puzzle, going for a walk, playing cards, or providing a break for family caregivers. We also plan to host a monthly Sunday Dinner in the community, where volunteers will serve meals to older adults.

Volunteer drivers and companion volunteers must pass a background screening and drivers must carry state vehicle insurance. Drivers and companion volunteers indicate their availability and info is entered into Assisted Rides software and clients are matched based on schedule compatibility and geography. Volunteers are provided with details on client needs, such as using a folding wheelchair or walker, and matched with those they feel they can transport safely and comfortably. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and will have to fill out an application, require reference checks, interview, and attend mandatory training facilitated by Neighborhood Companions, Inc. staff.

CAUSE AREAS

Seniors
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

21222

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible hours to fit your schedule

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