Volunteer caregivers program
Upcoming Gatekeeper training Oct. 25
Learn how to recognize the signs of an older adult in need of assistance and the contact information to get them the help they need.
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 ›