Would you like to truly make a difference in someone's life? Volunteers make it possible for our programs to run successfully and provide the services our clients need. Please consider volunteering for one of the opportunities listed:
Friendly Visitor Program: Provides home bound seniors and adults with disabling conditions the opportunity to visit face to face or over the phone with a volunteer. The program works to reduce isolation, depression and loneliness. A Friendly Visitor volunteer is provided with an orientation to the program. Each volunteer is required to complete a background and reference check to ensure the safety of the program participants. Volunteers are matched appropriately with a person requesting the service. The goal of the Friendly Visitor Program is to provide companionship and hopefully a lasting friendship. Volunteers are not expected to provide personal care or transportation services. There should be no exchange of money for services. Visit time should be a mutually agreed upon time.
Nutrition Volunteers: Many opportunities exist at each dining center and participants are encouraged to get involved. Assisting the dining center manager with various tasks, such as setting and clearing the tables or help participants become better acquainted.
Volunteer Drivers: Volunteers donate their time, use their own vehicles and are reimbursed mileage at the federal rate and expenses (parking fees & lunch, if applicable) to provide local and long distance medical transportation. If a transport is less then 10 miles, a flat fee of 10 times the federal mileage reimbursement rate is given at the time.
Meals on Wheels Drivers: Volunteers deliver meals to those who are homebound. Reimbursement is at the federal mileage rate plus 35 cents for each stop after the first stop. Routes under 10 miles receive a flat fee of 10 times the federal mileage reimbursement rate is given at the time.
If you are interested in any of the Volunteer Opportunities available, please contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 920-849-1451 or Toll Free: (833) 620-2730, ext. 4300 or 4303.