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.
Once you become a registered volunteer with us, you will be matched with a neighbor in need. All Duet volunteers will obtain an Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint clearance before they are eligible to get matched.
Volunteer orientations are held at the Duet office, Mariposa room, at 10000 North 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85051. At this time, we ask all individuals who visit the Duet office (vaccinated and unvaccinated) to wear a face mask.
Duet staff continue to ensure that cleanliness standards per CDC guidelines are maintained throughout the office. Our office and meeting rooms are equipped with continuously running HEPA air filters. Learn more about our reopening safely guidelines.
To learn more about attending a volunteer orientation, see the calendar listings below.
Normally our highest demand for volunteer services is to provide grocery shopping assistance 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.
HOW TO GET STARTED
We invite you join us and make a difference in someone else’s life. It’s easy to begin.
Become a Duet Volunteer
To get started volunteering with Duet, RSVP for an orientation or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services are provided ONLY in Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills and Scottsdale (South of Bell). People who ask for help are usually located in the Central to Southern parts of those cities.
Thank you for wanting to help your neighbor!
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. The total cost for having printing done and obtaining fingerprint card is $73. The process is completed through DPS and Gemalto/Thales. After six months of active volunteering, Duet will refund the cost of the card to you at your request. Information and instructions will be provided via email.
If you already have a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance, you will need to provide a copy of the card for our records.
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.
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.
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
Sort mail, bill paying, insurance forms, etc. 1x per week/month
Minor home repairs, completed in 1 or 2 visits
Assist homebound seniors with use of technology. Smart phones, computers etc.
Duet provides services to homebound adults living independently in the following six cities:
- Fountain Hills
- Paradise Valley
- 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.
Duet can always use help with general office tasks, such as answering phone calls, mailing letters, and more.
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.
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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