Volunteer assistant for an elderly woman in Eastlake through Volunteer Chore Services

One-on-one volunteer opportunity helping a senior with light chores

Position Description: An extremely frail woman living in Eastlake is hoping for a new volunteer for the new school year. She has severe scoliosis which makes it very difficult for her to do basic chores and take care of her cat, and she gets very “down” about her situation. Her past volunteer likes visiting her very much, but needed to step back from volunteering. This job is best for a volunteer who has no allergies! Evenings after 5:30 are best for this woman. Her favorite day for a visit is Tuesday but she’s flexible. She needs help with some housework and/or laundry, and basically checking in with her to keep her spirits up. She gets very lonely thinking that there’s nobody out there to check in on her. On the bus line just off of University Bridge on the Eastlake side.

Help with simple tasks like these can make a real difference in someone’s life.

Volunteer Chore Services, a program of Catholic Community Services, is a “safety net” for elders and adults living with disabilities who are alone in the world and are unable to pay for chore help. All recipients are low-income, have health problems or difficulty with mobility, and most live alone. We carefully match volunteers to opportunities based on their personalities, neighborhood, and preferences. There are unfortunately a huge number of people waiting for help, and a shortage of volunteers. As the budgets for human services are in trouble all over the country, programs like Volunteer Chore Services are essential to help our most vulnerable citizens. Volunteers are needed all over Seattle and South King County, but especially in areas like West Seattle.

Start / End Date: Time commitment per week: 2 hours Skills

Background Desired: Patience, flexibility and a desire to help others.

How to apply: Email for an application, or visit our web site at http://www.ccsww.org/vcs.

For more information on how you can help, please call Kerrie Carbary, the volunteer coordinator in your area, at 206-328-6858, Volunteer Chore Services main intake line at 206-328-5787, or email kerriec@ccsww.org.

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