You Can Make a Difference

Become a Volunteer

You Can Make a Difference

Become a Volunteer

Help A Homebound Adult “Neighbor”

Thanks to hundreds of volunteers across the Valley, Duet is able to bring help and hope to homebound adults facing challenges related to aging or other health issues. It takes as little as a couple hours a month to make a true difference in the life of a homebound adult, affectionately referred to as “neighbor.”

We match volunteers with neighbors within close proximity of each other.

It’s so easy to find someone you can help!

Our interactive Services Map shows our waiting list of homebound adults who need caring volunteers – just like you. Each symbol represents an actual person who is waiting to get groceries, friendly visiting, or assistance with paperwork, or computer training.

Please note: Due to Covid 19, at this time we are only offering Grocery Shopping For, Transportation to Medical Appointments and Friendly phoning.  Demand for Transportation to Medical is going down as Doctors are taking fewer appointments.

Remember, you must be a registered volunteer with us to be matched with someone.

Normally Our highest demand for volunteer services is to provide grocery shopping and transportation to medical appointments.
(Note: transportation to medical appointments is not represented on the interactive map)

Service Map Created for Duet by NiJeL Inc.

 

PLEASE SCROLL FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING STARTED

HOW TO GET STARTED

We invite you join us and make a difference in someone else’s life. It’s easy to begin.

 

Orientations

To get started volunteering with Duet, the first step is to attend an orientation.

Due to Covid 19 we are not currently processing new volunteers but as soon as current restrictions are lifted or eased we will start scheduling orientations here in our office. To continue protecting everyone we will have to keep some limitations in place initially. These will be done in very small group formats and attendance will be strictly RSVP only. Services are provided ONLY in Phoenix , Glendale, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills and Scottsdale (South of Bell). People who ask for help are generally always located in the Central to Southern parts of those cities. The further North you are, the less likely it is that we will have someone in your vicinity. If you would like to be put on a list for notification when we begin scheduling our small groups please email volunteer@duetaz.org

Thank you for wanting to help your neighbor in these uncertain times!

 

 

Requirements

To become a Duet volunteer, you must be able to qualify for a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance. If you are under 18, you may volunteer but you must be under the supervision of an adult with a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance. Beginning January 1, 2019, the charge for a fingerprint card is $65 to the Department of Public Safety and $8 to Fieldprint. After six months of active volunteering, Duet will refund the cost of a card to you at your request. Fingerprinting is done at a Fieldprint location. Information and instructions will be provided at orientation.

If you already have a Level 1 clearance card please bring the card with you.

If you are volunteering to transport a homebound neighbor, you must be over 18 with a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Many of our volunteers work full-time jobs – so most services are flexible enough to be done in the evening or on weekends, around a volunteer’s schedule.

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VOLUNTEER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER
SERVICE
OPPORTUNITIES

As a Duet volunteer, you can help a homebound adult in need in a variety of ways. You choose how you want to serve.

Grocery
Shopping

Shopping “For” or “With” someone 1x per week.

Rides to Doctor's Appointments

Escort someone to medical appointment, 1x per week

Friendly Visiting and Friendly Phoning

1 visit per week for about 1 hour/ 2 or 3 phone calls per week, 10 minute conversations

Paperwork
Assistance

Sort mail, bill paying, insurance forms, etc. 1x per week/month

Minor Handyman
Services

Minor home repairs, completed in 1 or 2 visits

Tech
Assistance

Assist homebound seniors with use of technology. Smart phones, computers etc.

CITIES SERVED

Duet provides services to homebound adults living independently in the following six cities:

  • Phoenix
  • Fountain Hills
  • Glendale
  • Paradise Valley
  • Peoria
  • Scottsdale (South of Bell)

OTHER WAYS TO VOLUNTEER AT DUET

There are still plenty of ways to help Duet even if you’re not looking to volunteer one-on-one with a neighbor. These opportunities do not require a volunteer orientation. To learn more about these additional volunteer opportunities, give us a call at (602) 274-5022 and indicate the area you are interested in volunteering.

Office

Duet can always use help with general office tasks, such as answering phone calls, mailing letters, and more.

Outreach

Help inspire the community to volunteer, donate, and ask for help. Duet utilizes volunteer outreach ambassadors and liaisons to contact and engage organizations, congregations, individuals and other entities for support and partnerships.

Special Events

If you like to have fun and help others at the same time, volunteering at a Duet event is the place for you. Events include Discover Duet, Arizona Gives Day, Poinsettia Tea and more. We also need volunteers for service events for grandfamilies and family caregivers.

 

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