The Center for Volunteer Caregiving helps older adults and adults with disabilities in Wake County live independently for as long as possible. Our clients find themselves aging without family members who can provide help and without a community of support.
Our trained volunteers provide friendly visits, light housekeeping, escorted transportation to medical appointments and food stores, shopping services for people who cannot leave their home, telephone check-ins, and caregiver respite. Our services are always free. Last year, our volunteers provided more than 10,000 hours of services.
Operating during the coronavirus pandemic - Our clients are older adults who have compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions. Many have requested that their volunteers not visit at this time. Their greatest need right now is access to food and medications. For that reason, demand for grocery shopping services is increasing and we are actively receiving referrals for people who need that service.
We are in need of volunteers who are willing to do grocery shopping and medication pick-up and delivery. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete the sign-up box on our volunteer page and complete the volunteer application. Thank you!
Operation Senior Smiles - your whole family can help. Make a handmade card with a drawing, a positive message, a poem . . . really anything positive. See flyer for more information - Op Sr Smiles flyer Apr2020
Volunteers provide escorted roundtrip rides for older adults and adults with disabilities who don’t drive, can’t use public transportation, and don't have a friend or family member who can help them get to medical appointments or do basic needs shopping for groceries and medicine.
We support family caregivers by providing information on resources in the community and by offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a self-care education program for caregivers. The Center also coordinates volunteers who provide companionship to care receivers so their caregiver can get a much needed break.
Volunteers offer friendly visits in the home or telephone check-ins and help with chores that are essential for health and safety. Our volunteers often make it possible for older adults and adults with a disabilities to continue living independently in the community.