Volunteer caregivers program

Do you know someone 60 or older who has a condition that jeopardizes their ability to live independently at home? Volunteer Caregivers can help. These generous volunteers can be individuals, families or groups who pick an area of interest – such as household chores or errands – and serve based on their personal availability. Volunteer Caregivers lend a hand in Newberg, Dundee, St. Paul, Sherwood, King City and parts of Tigard and Tualatin.

  • Volunteers are screened and trained.
  • Volunteers serve according to their availability.
  • Volunteers provide non-medical, non-urgent services.
  • Recipients of this service undergo a home assessment before becoming eligible for volunteer assistance.
  • Recipients must be ambulatory (able to get in and out of a vehicle) to receive rides.
  • Services depend on the availability of a qualified volunteer in the recipient’s area.

Free volunteer services to seniors include:

  • Transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery shopping and errands.
  • Yard work.
  • Visitation and telephone reassurance calls.
  • Light housekeeping.
  • Respite for family caregivers.
  • Minor home repairs.

Are you a caregiver for an older parent or other adult? Community Connections offers a free caregiver resource for networking, support and guidance. More information about our support group ›