Neighbors Helping Neighbors
One-on-one assistance provides vital support and connections to underserved neighbors.
Projects often aren't glamorous but maintain quality of life. We identify tasks and discuss them in advance.
Typical Volunteer Tasks
- Regular social visits
- Housekeeping: sweeping, mopping, laundry or repairs
- Help clean low-income apartments for mandatory housing inspections. Background check required.
- Grocery shopping, either accompanying a shopper or shopping for them
- Meal preparation
- Help with pet care
- Help packing or organizing paperwork
- Read aloud to visually-impaired people
- Play chess or work on hobbies. Host chess hours at a local building in collaboration with Chess for Success.
- Connections to community events, social activities and social services
- Escort a neighbor to a medical appointment or errands
- Distribute flyers about events and services.
Volunteers provide no medical care, medication management, or oversight of finances. Volunteers never need take on more than they are comfortable with or feel safe doing.