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CCS - Volunteer Chore

Who We Are

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.

Transportation:  Click here for more information.

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.

img_VCS_SW_Webpage_Dave-and-Duane-ramp.gif“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.

What We Do

Catholic Community Services is proud to serve low-income elders and adults with disabilities in thirteen counties across our Southwest region. From the Olympic Peninsula to the Columbia River, between the Pacific Ocean and the Puget Sound, our volunteers provide a variety of services to those who need a little help in their lives to remain safely at home for as long as possible.

The counties we serve
Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Thurston, Skamania and Wahkiakum.

The people we serve
Low-income elders (those age 60 and over) and adults with disabilities (temporary or permanent) who cannot pay for services, do not qualify for state-paid services and do not have family and friends available to help them.

“This service takes the burden off my children; it makes them feel good to know I am safe with this service.” – client comment

 

Our volunteers

Over 1,000 volunteers of all ages, cultures and backgrounds serve our clients. They may volunteer individually or in groups, twice a month or every day. The skills and abilities brought to our program by these volunteers are numerous, and their gifts of time and talent are invaluable to our clients.

“Volunteers grant our community continuity. The service fills in the gap between home services and the real needs of individuals at home.” 
                                                                                                         – client comment

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