VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Family Lifeline! Much of our success depends on the work of volunteers – caring individuals, and groups, who enjoy sharing their unique talents and skills in an effort to make life better for others. Whether you have a particular set of talents or are looking to gain some new skills, we will work to allow you to make the most of your volunteer time while helping others.  

 

Visiting Volunteers

 

Our Visiting Volunteers program is Family Lifeline’s signature volunteer opportunity. With this program, we strive to meet the social and emotional needs of some of the community’s most vulnerable population - older adults and persons with disabilities. Volunteers provide our program participants with companionship, outreach, and advocacy. Volunteers commit to weekly visits for a year. Dates and times are up to you and your friend. If you are someone who is interested in building a meaningful relationship that facilitates true companionship, this program is for you!

 

Volunteers receive formal training focusing on person centered engagement and sensitivity to the needs of individuals facing difficult life circumstances (e.g., health issues, grief, etc.). These vital supports you would be providing increase the opportunity for people to remain in their homes for as long as possible by reducing loneliness and isolation. 

 

Additionally, we have many other volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Many of these are great projects for school groups, corporate teams or for teens who need volunteer hours!

Other Opportunities

Remember the excitement of having new school supplies! You can help our youngest participants in our early childhood programs enter school prepared to succeed. Host a school supply drive geared to pre-

 school and elementary 

   learners.

Back to School Supplies

 (Summer Project)

Books are such a vital part of early childhood engagement. You can help by hosting a book drive to collect new or gently used books specific to infants, toddlers, young children, and Moms-to-be. Dates and times are up to you.

Book

Drives

Brightening older adults’ holidays, one goodie basket at a time! Fill a basket with some of these suggested items: stationary, toiletries, non-perishable food items, cold weather items, and large print activities. Drivers are also 

 needed to deliver baskets on

   a designated day. 

Friendly Baskets of

Cheer

  (Fall Project)

         Hearing a warm

    friendly voice over the

phone makes anyone’s day brighter. You can help by making regular calls to an isolated individual (who would that be…a participant in one of our programs) or to someone

on our waiting list for our Visiting Volunteer  program.

    Dates and times are

                 up to you.

Phone

Buddies

Like working with craft projects? Snip, paste and decorate to create handmade cards for different occasions  for us to send to our program participants. Do it yourself or host a party! Dates and times are up to you.

Greeting

Cards

Simple household items such as mattress covers and plastic food containers can increase health outcomes for those suffering from asthma.

Health Care

Asthma Kits

Development Centered
Parenting

Hold a drive for infant and household supplies to be used to help our parents as they transition to parenthood.  Dates and times are up to you.

Prenatal and

New Mom

Basket