This is the main way to volunteer and is the most needed. Volunteers drive seniors to doctor's appointments, the grocery store, and even to beauty appointments, using their own vehicles. Scheduling is flexible with a Monday - Friday schedule, drivers are allowed to self-assign or receive a phone call or email when a senior needs a ride. All drivers establish their own criteria of time and geographical areas where they wish to drive. Children are more than welcome to ride along.
Care Calling or Home Visits
Many of our clients, don't have family in the area and enjoy a visit from time to time or love to chat on the phone. This type of volunteering help homebound seniors combat feelings of isolation and loneliness by providing a friendly ear. Volunteers are assigned a senior requesting this service. Visits and calls can take place on weekends, evenings, or even during the weekday when working family members are not available.
Many times seniors need minor home repairs and tasks around the house, that would otherwise be dangerous for them to do. These jobs can include anything from outside maintenance and yard work to replacing light bulbs and AC filters.
Sometimes a senior just needs a few errands to get done, volunteers pick up prescriptions, groceries, and household items for clients.
Sometimes, the Faith in Action staff need a little help around the office. Volunteers can answer the phones, take client's requests for services, help schedule and coordinate client drives, and other services requested.