Turning in your car keys doesn’t mean you can no longer live in your own home. There are isolated homebound adults who can no longer drive, but want to remain independent. You can make a difference in the life of a homebound adult, and discover benefits for yourself. Enrich your mind, reduce stress, and develop interpersonal skills like the art of conversation and engagement with one simple action. Duet offers volunteer opportunities that fit with your schedule with neighbors in close proximity to you. You decide when, where, and how often you’d like to serve. Choose from the following services:
Shopping “for” or “with” someone once per week.
Sort mail, bill paying, insurance forms, etc. once per week/month, specifically designed to accommodate individuals who are visually impaired and/or affected by severe arthritis.
Minor home repairs, completed in one or two visits.
Escort someone to medical appointment, once per week.
One visit per week for about 1 hour. Or two to three phone calls per week, ten minute conversations.
Assist homebound seniors with use of technology. Smart phones, computers etc.
To help a homebound neighbor, a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance is required. The cost of printing and obtaining a card is $73. The process is completed through DPS and Gemalto/Thales. After six months of active volunteering, Duet will refund you the cost of the card at your request. If you already have a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance, simply provide a copy for our records. If you are under 18, you may volunteer under the supervision of an adult with a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance.