If you are interested in volunteering, you must first attend an orientation session - either online or an in-person group session. We then take the necessary time to match you with a Care Receiver who has similar interests. We also work with you to create a schedule that is most convenient for you. This extra attention to the matching process has resulted in many long-term Volunteer and Care Receiver relationships.
Committed volunteers are the key to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving’s mission to help seniors and adults with disabilities remain healthy and safe in in their own homes as long as possible. Over 50% of those we serve live alone and being lonely and isolated can lead to poor health. As you consider your role as a volunteer, please think about the difference you will make when you make an ongoing commitment.
An IDEAL volunteer can commit for a period of 6 months to a year and serve from 4-8 hours a month. We know that jobs, families and our own life circumstances don’t always make this possible and we make every effort to be flexible. However, we also know that caring connections come from time spent together. We welcome your service and will do our best to make the experience one that changes your life as well!
Who you help
As a Volunteer, you will help adults in Wake County who need a little assistance to stay in their homes, including:
• Adults with chronic illnesses
• Adults with visual impairments
• Adults with memory impairments
• Adults with developmental disabilities
Services we offer
We offer a variety of services, and we need more volunteers for all of them.
• Shopping/Running Errands for Care Receivers
• Respite/Family Caregiver Support
• Light Housekeeping
• Friendly Visiting
• Light Yard Work
• Help with Paperwork
Other ways you can help
Share your professional expertise through volunteer leadership opportunities: Help with fundraisers, community relations and special events. We’re committed to matching your skills with our needs.
Already a volunteer?
Many of our funding sources now require us to report to them what is being accomplished with the dollars they give us. Your reported efforts allow The Center to qualify for public funding, comply with grant requirements, and provide data for policy decisions. Please help us by filling out and submitting a monthly time sheet. Need a time sheet? Download one here.
Reward Volunteer is a free iPhone app and web widget that allows volunteers to log time, post to Facebook, and earn rewards for themselves and the organizations they serve. The Center for Volunteer Caregiving also has the chance to win $3,000!
You may also enter your volunteer hours below (Don't forget - we still need your time sheets in the office to generate reports for our funders!)