"Are you compassionate? Are you dependable? Are you a great listener? Are you comfortable making home visits? Do you enjoy working with older adults? If you answered yes to all of these questions, consider joining our team of volunteers! The Home Team Program is a county-wide volunteer program of the Baltimore County Department of Aging. Volunteers visit seniors who are confined to their home, unable to drive, live alone and are at-risk of becoming socially isolated in the community. Seniors (in need)can participate in the Home Team by calling our office. They can also be referred through a human service agency or a primary care physician. Home Team volunteers work with the seniors, Home Team staff and referral sources to ensure the seniors remain socially engaged and connected to the community. They provide the necessary social interactions and well-being checks to help seniors remain independent in their homes longer.
Volunteer Applicants Must: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or more. Volunteer applicants must complete a formal application, pass a background check, interview and complete a 2-hour orientation. To complete the background check, volunteer applicants must submit a copy of their social security number, government issued photo identification, current residential address and a signed release of information form to be kept on file. Volunteers Must: Make at LEAST a 6-month commitment and agree to visit with a senior for at least one hour per week. The weekly time commitment can be a combination of phone calls and in-home visits. Volunteers must also have their own dependable vehicle with current car insurance to travel to and from the senior’s home. Volunteers must have a dependable phone to communicate with the Home Team staff and their assigned senior. Volunteers MUST submit a formal report EACH MONTH of their time spent with the senior and document any issues or concerns. Volunteers must be able to perform all aspects of the volunteer role independently. Volunteers must abide by all program policies and procedures. Placements are based on a combination of volunteer preference and senior availability/need. Please ask about other volunteer opportunities with the Home Team such as "volunteer outreach liaison" and "annual food drive volunteer drivers"
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