PCCoA established a volunteer-chore network in January 2013 as part of its mission to ensure Pullman's seniors enjoy a high quality of life. Many seniors have chosen to retire in Pullman, and at times they need an extra helping hand in order to remain in their homes. As members of a community that admires and respects its elders, we owe it to our seniors to provide assistance whenever possible.
The Senior Chore Service continually recruits volunteers to serve our local seniors. Volunteers include responsible school children, university students, church groups, individuals, families, service clubs, as well as fellow senior citizens. If you would like to volunteer, instructions are included below.
All services are provided free of charge. Donations from the community are welcome!
Annually over 50 seniors receive assistance, either through individual volunteers or through university/community group chore crews where community and university groups work at multiple homes for several hours at a time.
To Receive Chore Services
- Contact Senior Chore Service Coordinator (see contact info below).
- The Coordinator will send you a Senior Registration form.
- Upon receipt of your registration, she will meet with you to discuss chore options, service limitations, and expectations for both senior and volunteer. A brief home-safety assessment may be made.
- After the Coordinator assigns a volunteer, she will contact you to set up an initial meeting with the volunteer.
- Social services or health care professionals may refer a client for chore services. Contact the Coordinator for the Client Referral: Senior Assistance Request form.
Outdoor * Yard Clean-Up *Leaf Raking *Snow Shoveling *Periodic Yard Maintenance *Light home maintenance & repair
Indoor *Indoor Cleaning *Re-arranging Furniture *Packing *Flipping Mattresses *Light home maintenance & repair
To Provide Services as a Volunteer
- Contact Senior Chore Service Coordinator to receive a SCS Volunteer Application.
- The Coordinator will meet with you to review your application, discuss services needed, service limitations, and expectations for both senior and volunteer. The Volunteer Handbook will be reviewed.
- Once the Coordinator makes a placement, she will make arrangements to introduce you to the senior at his home.
- If you are part of a group looking for one-time service opportunities, the Coordinator will work with you to find the types of service your group can provide and some possible service dates. We LOVE working with groups of volunteers; they can make a BIG impact in one or more locations on the same day.