Housekeeping: a volunteer will visit a client every one or two weeks to assist with light housekeeping duties to include vacuuming, dusting, doing dishes and laundry.
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Grocery shopping: many clients need a volunteer to assist with grocery shopping every two weeks. A volunteer may take client to the store or go shopping on behalf of the client to ensure they have adequate food supplies in their home.
Yard care: with limited mobility due to age or disability, many clients find it a challenge to maintain their yard which can result in neighborhood blight and/or unsafe access to their home. Volunteers can help with lawn mowing, weeding and brush clearing to make sure the clients yard is safe and tidy.
Home repair/accessibility options: many clients need minor repairs performed in their home, such as changing light bulbs, fixing leaky faucets or installing grab bars and railings. Teams of volunteers also build wheelchairs ramps to insure safe access for the client.
“The ramp built by volunteers is wonderful; helps me get in and out of the house.”—client for whom a wheelchair ramp was constructed
Wood provision: Many clients depend on woodstoves or fireplaces to heat their homes. Volunteers participate in chopping and transporting wood so that these clients can stay warm and safe during cold weather.
Monitoring: Volunteers can support isolated or home-bound clients by making regular phone calls to check up on the client’s health and wellbeing.