Volunteer

Volunteering

Volunteering can take many shapes. At Rural Stearns Faith in Action we have many different ways you can give back.

If you wish to give back to the older Adults in our communities, you can help with:

Transportation

Provide rides to and from non emergency medical appointments and to run errands to meet basic needs. Volunteer drivers are paid for mileage twice annually. Volunteer drivers must have a clean driving record, a vehicle that can pass a simple inspection, current registration and insurance, and have medical clearance from their doctor. All of these (typically including the medical clearance) can be completed in our office with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Home Making

Help our elderly by making them comfortable in their homes. Complete simple tasks like vacuuming, dusting, dishes, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom and more. Sometimes our volunteers may be asked to help with laundry and other tasks. Some of our home making volunteers also provide simple meal prep or help our clients with making phone calls.

Chores

Our chore volunteers help with bigger projects like minor home repair, safety equipment installation such as grab bars or ramps, and snow or ice removal.

Friendly Visiting or Respite Care

Visitors provide something that may seem simple, yet is so important. Our visitors provide companionship for the homebound. Our Respite Care volunteers are there to provide a break for caregivers. Respite care and friendly visitor volunteers do not provide any medical care, they are simply there to spend time together. As a visiting volunteer, you may find yourself: playing games, watching television or a movie, playing cards, working on a shared hobby or going for a walk. Being a friendly visitor is often therapeutic both for the client and the volunteer.

We understand that our volunteers lead busy lives, and volunteering should enhance your life. We typically let our volunteers and clients work together to come up with a regular schedule for visiting or home making, and we try to give at least 48 hours notice when we need a ride provided.

The more ready and able volunteers we have, the more likely we are able to fill needs in the community!

We understand that our volunteers lead busy lives, and volunteering should enhance your life. We typically let our volunteers and clients work together to come up with a regular schedule for visiting or home making, and we try to give at least 48 hours notice when we need a ride provided.

The more ready and able volunteers we have, the more likely we are able to fill needs in the community!