Volunteering is good for you and the community! ShareCare is committed to volunteerism and delivers many of its services through volunteers. There is a minimum age of 18 to volunteer.
Some benefits of volunteering with ShareCare are:
- Freedom to volunteer when it fits your schedule
- Free training and enrichment classes
- Volunteer social gatherings
- Great way to meet others and help those in your community
Provide a ride for a senior in the comfort of your own vehicle when it fits your schedule. Although there is no monetary reimbursement, the reward is great as you drive to appointments that promote good health and wellness.
Phone Reassurance Program
Weekly phone calls to seniors become an important part of their week. Volunteers chat with seniors, preventing isolation.
Prepare and drop off a meal while a senior is recuperating at home from a hospital stay. It’s a greatly appreciated get-well gesture.
Many family caregivers are exhausted. Respite Volunteers monthly give a caregiver up to four hours of their time. Basic Respite does not include toileting, bathing, dispensing medication or changing clothes.
Check in with a senior in their home. Your visit can make a true impact. Friendly visitors often live in the same community and typically visit an hour a week.
Lighten the load as you assist with grocery delivery, prescription pick up or other types of requests. Assisting seniors with their daily living needs makes a huge difference.
Family Caregiver Phone Coach
Volunteer Phone Coaches are assigned to a family caregiver of a loved one with dementia. As a coach in this non-counseling role, the volunteer assists the caregiver in finding resources to assist in their journey.
New members benefit from an informative welcome call from a volunteer explaining ShareCare and its services.
Minor Home Repairs
Help with simple tasks from changing light bulbs to fixing a squeaky door. This can really be a relief for a senior.
Durable Medical Equipment
Volunteers transport medical equipment from our loan closet to seniors. This equipment is free to use and offers assurance.
During this spring and fall event, volunteers team up to help seniors with moving patio furniture, light gardening chores, and other small jobs. Some volunteers choose to individually assist with other gardening too.
Volunteers provide short-term pet care or transport pets to a longer-term boarding facility in the event a senior is hospitalized or out of town for an emergency. A destresser for the senior.
Volunteers provide assistance with computer issues or training on technology, enabling seniors to communicate and navigate more easily.
Assist with educational workshops or gatherings
Volunteers often enjoy sharing their talents and knowledge by leading a group or helping in organizing a social gathering or fundraising event.
Serve on ShareCare Committee or Board of Directors
Volunteers are very important in an advisory role. There are many opportunities to join a committee or the Board.