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.
Current operations during the COVID pandemic - All of our programs are operating fully. We are receiving referrals for new clients and are onboarding them for services. Demand for grocery shopping services and telephone reassurance calls is still high. We are in need of volunteers for all programs. 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!
Other Ways You Can Help
Holiday Gift Bags - To bring a little holiday joy to our clients who will be alone this holiday season, we are accepting items for holiday gift bags and donations to cover the cost of the items for the bags. A $22 donation will fund one gift bag.
Please consider helping us get holiday gift bags to as many people as possible. (We are currently serving over 300 people.) Check this out for more details about the items we need and the deadline to drop off items - Holiday Gift Bags Wish List 2020.
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.