Friendly Visits and Phone Chats
Volunteers become friends of homebound Neighbors with invaluable personal visits and phone calls. You’ll truly enjoy them. If the Neighbor is mobile, occasionally your visit may include a lunch outing or other activities. Personal Visits and Phone Calls vary in length.
You’ll drive Neighbors to medical appointments, accompany them inside, and return them safely home after the appointment. Trips are generally 1 to 4 hours.
It’s fun to take a Neighbor to the grocery store or other conveniently located establishments to help them with the shopping. You’ll assist with carrying bags into the home and help with unloading and storage. Equally gratifying is shopping for someone who can’t get out. Trips are generally 1 to 2 hours.
Minor Home Repair
Are you handy around the house? Some volunteers help our Neighbors with simple home repairs which they can’t do for themselves — such as changing light bulbs or smoke detector batteries, patching a screen door, or caulking a window. Or help the Neighbor find a pro for a particular job. Visits vary in length depending on the project.
Medical Equipment Loans
We loan walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, canes, transfer chairs, crutches, knee scooters and other items to Neighbors who have suffered falls or recently had surgery. You can help with this priceless activity. Volunteer time varies.
Food Box Delivery
Once a month you can be a part of delivering food boxes from The Yuma Community Food Bank. We partner with the Food Bank to provide food boxes to our seniors who have signed up for this program. This service generally takes 1-4 hours.
Yard Sale Team
There are many opportunities to help in this area. You can be a part of the pick-up crew or sorting and preparing the donations for our annual Super Yard Sales. You may also want to volunteer during the yard sales. Time can vary from 1- 6 hours.
Social Enrichment Programs
There are opportunities for creating decorations with the craft team, serving at special events, you might even want to be part of the entertainment. If you enjoy cooking or perhaps leading an activity this could be the perfect spot for you. Time will vary depending on the event or activity.
You can join the office staff by supporting the daily activities or special projects. There are many different opportunities to become involved in and it’s never a dull moment. Time can vary from 1 day a week for 3-4 hours, up to several days if you like.
If you enjoy sending cards to brighten someone’s day, this is the spot for you. Our volunteers assist with sending out birthday, anniversary, get well, Holiday and thank you cards. Time can vary from 1- 3 hours.
This is your opportunity to be out in the community sharing about the services and mission of Helping Hands. This could be at various locations and events. Volunteer time varies.