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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!

Contact Debbie Ward at hward@familylifeline.org or 804.402.6338 to get involved.

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Other Opportunities

Book Drives

We want to support families in our Early Childhood program by supplying them with diverse, age-appropriate books. You can help by shopping our Amazon wish list or hosting a book drive to collect new or gently used books for ages 0 to 5. Dates and times are up to you. https://a.co/6Ox6H9v 

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Baskets of Cheer (Fall Project)

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. 

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Greeting cards 

Enjoy doing crafts? Want to brighten someone’s day? 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. 

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