Volunteers assist Westmoreland County seniors by providing much needed services. These services include but are not limited to:
- Friendly Visits
- Appointment escort
- Handy person / minor repairs
- Telephone reassurance
- Caregiver relief
- Errands / shopping
- Referral assistance
- Yard work / gardening
Friendly visitors may share a hobby or a cup of coffee, but most importantly, they listen to and talk with those who need companionship.
Qualities & Requirements
Volunteers should possess a high level of integrity, a desire to help seniors, good listening skills and a caring and sensitive attitude.
Volunteers are screened with a criminal background check.
They also attend volunteer orientation and training sessions and meet and network with other folks willing to make a difference.
Simply visit or call a home-bound senior or seniors at a mutually-agreed upon time. All it takes is about an hour a week.
Volunteers choose the services they are willing to offer, they serve when convenient to their schedule, and are asked for a commitment of 2 hours a week.