Looking to help one of our home providers?
In addition to matching people and homes, Home Share Now offers the GIFT program (Giving Is From The Heart). GIFT utilizes volunteers to assist home providers with services for those who are 55+ or people living with disabilities. Services requested may include errands, meals, chores or companionship, just to mention a few.
A volunteer is someone who does not live in the home, but can provide on-going time or one-time services to home providers.
You know how good it feels to give a gift? Be that joy to someone in your town! Here is a sampling of opportunities:
For more information about the volunteer opportunities above or about GIFT in general, call Patty: 802-479-8544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Already a GIFT volunteer and ready to log your hours? You can do that here.
“Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not millionaires, they are volunteers.”
A retired woman in her 70's who has been a life-long resident of the Barre/Montpelier area, living in Graniteville is looking for someone who could provide transportation for errands and doctors appointments. She could also use a helping hand in shoveling during the winter season. She is very sociable and loves to laugh.
A retired teaching couple living in East Montpelier, VT, since 1971 in the house they built, is seeking to connect with someone who can stay with the wife who has Parkinson's, while he attends choir practice starting in January and continues thru May. Monday's, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm and/or Thursday's, 6:00pm - 8:30 pm. The requested hours are steady, both evenings would be great, but one evening would be fine.
Looking for someone to provide transportation for a couple who are in their 70's. Rides are needed primarily for medical appointments and grocery shopping. The husband has Parkinson's and the wife is a cancer survivor.
Are you someone who enjoys working outside or are able to help with moving furniture inside a home for some spring cleaning? Home Share Now has an opportunity for you to assist an older gentleman with these tasks, who has lived in the same home for most of his adult life.
A woman in her 70’s who has various medical conditions, including Lyme Disease, is looking to connect with a volunteer who can provide some time to help her out with lawn chores for the non-winter seasons. She is also looking for someone to provide transportation into Barre to do errands. She has a sense of humor and is very sociable.
The ideal volunteer would be able to arrive scent-free due to her chemical sensitivities.
- Office and administrative assistance
- Post to your local Front Porch Forum
- Host an information session for your friends and family
- Call references
- Represent Home Share Now at community events and farmers markets
- Write letters to the editor
- Hang posters and distribute brochures