Blueforest Gives Back Applicant Spotlight: The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

We are currently in the middle of selecting a winner for our second annual Blueforest Gives Back Giveaway.

Among the contenders who stood out to us is The Center for Volunteer Caregiving.

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving strives to engage the community in providing volunteer services to improve the lives of adults, caregivers, and seniors with disabilities who need non-medical assistance. These services are provided by Volunteer Caregivers, individuals who are 18 years or older with the desire to help others. The center provides all of the necessary training.

Volunteer Caregivers serve Wake County adults age 60 or above with economic and social needs, as well as adults between the age of 18 and 60 with a disability or chronic health issue who are at risk of being placed in an institution.Typically, the adults are living at home and are not in a long-term care facility.

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving provides three types of services: transportation, caregiver support, and in-home connections.

Volunteer Caregivers provide transportation for adults and seniors with disabilities, whether it is getting to a medical appointment or simply going grocery shopping.

Caregiver support consists of respite care which is when the Volunteer Caregiver offers companionship to an adult with memory impairment or other disabling conditions so that the primary caregiver can enjoy a few hours to his or herself. In-home connections involve a variety of services including visiting adults and seniors with disabilities who may be socially isolated, phone calls, light housekeeping and helping them with paperwork.

All of these services are provided at no cost to the adults and seniors with disabilities.

What we love about The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is their passion for lending a helping hand to those in need. Despite the hardships these adults and seniors may be facing, The Center of Volunteer Caregiving strives to make their lives brighter and fun.

Check them out and learn more about their mission at http://www.volunteercaregiving.org/

 

 

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