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Volunteer with Us!

Your talents, time and experience can make a huge difference in the life of an older or disabled adult living in Lower Merion or Narberth. Our volunteers provide rides to doctors’ appointments and grocery stores and help with odd jobs, errands or yard work. Others visit clients in their homes to provide companionship and ease isolation, or to help go through mail or organize closets. Volunteers also help keep our food pantry stocked and running smoothly.

You decide how, and how often, to volunteer! Our on-line scheduling system makes it easy for our drivers to “claim” available rides from the comfort of your home. Interested? Please complete and submit our Volunteer Application, or contact Michelle Buller by email [email protected] or phone at 610.525.0706.

Volunteer Application

These are Ways Volunteers Are Needed to Help Older Adults in Our Community!

Transportation

Give the gift of a lift! Our clients need help getting to medical appointments, pharmacies and to the grocery store.  Appointments are entered into our online scheduling system a week or more ahead of time, so you can choose rides that work with your schedule. It’s easy and convenient, and means so much to our clients!

Food Pantry

Food security for our low-income clients is a priority here at ElderNet. Consider organizing a food drive at your school, faith community, or neighborhood organization to benefit our food pantry! Our volunteers also greet pantry shoppers, help organize and stock our shelves, and maintain our pantry garden.

Odd Jobs and Special Skills

We can find a use for your handyman skills or technical prowess! Help our clients with odd jobs like hanging pictures, changing lightbulbs, fixing screens, or programming telephones. These kinds of tasks are perfect for volunteers who might only be available on the weekends, and our clients are always appreciative!

Friendly Visitors and Shopping Matches

We are matchmakers here at ElderNet! You can become a client’s friendly visitor, making regular visits to help with mail, go for a walk, organize a cupboard, or just have a chat. Other volunteers become a client’s shopping match, shopping every other week with (or for) a client who needs help with this important task. These ways of volunteering help clients maintain their independence and ease isolation, enriching the lives of both client and volunteer.

Special Projects or Service Days

Looking for a special service opportunity, for yourself or for a small group? Give us a call! You can volunteer on a one-time or regular basis to help an elderly neighbor with yard work–raking, trimming, planting, mulching, etc. Or maybe you’d like to help ElderNet with occasional mass mailings, or with our special holiday meal deliveries. We’d be happy to explore options with you!

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer for ElderNet, please complete the Volunteer Application below:

Volunteer Form
ElderNet provides a safety net for older and disabled adults to help them remain in their homes with dignity and strengthens food and financial security for all community members in need of support.
Which do you prefer to be contacted on?
Race (For Reporting Purposes Only)?
How would you like to help?
Driving to medical appts:
Essential errands to bank, pharmacy, etc
Pantry
Special Events
Grocery shopping
Friendly Caller
Friendly Visitor
Odd Jobs
Other Information Needed:

As part of ElderNet’s application process, we will need a few more pieces of information from you:

  1. A copy of your driver’s license or other government-issued ID. This will be used to complete a
    background check for all volunteers.
  2. Have you used any other first or last names? This will help complete the background check.
  3. A copy of your car insurance card. For volunteers who will be escorting participants only. We
    will also need updated insurance information when your policy is renewed or changed.
  4. Three references.

References

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