Free services and resources to help you,
our neighbors, remain living independently.
From getting rides to the grocery store and doctor’s appointments, to receiving friendly telephone calls or visits in your own home, we provide free-of-charge services through volunteers to help you live independently in your own home with dignity. All volunteers providing one-on-one assistance are 18 years or older and are cleared through an Arizona Level One fingerprint background check.
Can’t drive to the grocery store anymore?
No worries, we can arrange for a volunteer to take you to the grocery store or get your groceries for you. Our volunteers provide food for the body and the soul.
Unable to drive to your doctor’s appointment? Not a problem. With four business days’ advance notice, a volunteer can drive you to and from your medical or essential service appointment. Our compassionate volunteers provide more than just a ride, they give you someone to socialize with along the way.
Yearning for someone to talk to? No need to feel isolated or alone anymore, by enjoying weekly visits in your home and/or phone calls with your volunteer to stay connected.
Having trouble reading your mail? A volunteer will help you once or twice a month to sort and/or read mail, handle correspondence, and pay bills. We are happy to help!
Could you use a hand changing your air filters or light bulbs? Let a trustworthy volunteer get on that step ladder for you and take care of minor home and safety repairs. Examples include changing air filters, light bulbs, and smoke detector batteries.
Would you like to stay connected with people using technology, but just don’t know how or have a device? Our patient volunteers can help you stay connected with others using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. They can teach you how to use email and technology that allows you to have face-to-face communications with friends and family near and far.
Here is a list of additional nonprofits covering the surrounding areas of Maricopa County. Just like us, they promote aging in place by pairing caring volunteers with aging adults who just need a bit of help.
Duet defines “homebound” as someone who has given up driving permanently, due to physical or age-related issues, and cannot easily use public transit. Homebound services are delivered free of charge regardless of income level. Our volunteer services are provided to homebound adults who are living independently and do not require hands-on services.
homebound adults received our vital free-of-charge services provided by Duet volunteers in 2021.
reported they were very satisfied/satisfied with the services they received from their volunteer.
reported that they were better able to live in their home independently because of the help from their volunteer.
“I’ve been pairing compassionate volunteers with homebound neighbors for 15 years and I look forward to meeting you!”
“I have been with Duet for 17 years and love to help take away the stress of worrying about how you are going to get to your doctor.”
“If you have any questions about your volunteer match, I’m here to serve you.”
Our process begins with having the person who will be receiving the services call us to do an intake over the phone. Some services, such as grocery shopping assistance, will also have a home visit conducted by a staff member prior to matching you with a volunteer.
Please call Linda Lato, our intake and service coordinator.
(602) 274-5022 ext 125
If you are requesting rides to medical appointments, this can begin as soon as your intake is completed – just remember to call us at least four business days prior to your appointment so that we can have time to find a volunteer for you. We will always let you know at least 24 hours in advance if we are unable to find you a ride.
The length of time it will take to match you with a volunteer for ongoing services like grocery shopping depends on what the supply of volunteers is like in your geographic area. This process may take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months. We always do our best to match you with a volunteer as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know is helping care for an aging loved one, Duet’s family caregiver services are here to help. Below are additional referral sources.
Area Agency on Aging
Senior Help Line