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!
2015 impact: 62 seniors received assistance. One-to-one volunteer service hours totaled 232 hours. During 37 chore crews where community and university groups worked at multiple homes for several hours at a time, service hours totaled 1,112 hours.
To Receive Chore Services
- Contact Senior Chore Service Coordinator.
- The Coordinator will send you a Senior Participation - Chore Service Request form, or you can download it (see "For Seniors").
- Upon receipt of your Request Form, 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 (Chore Placement), she will notify you. The volunteer will then contact you to arrange a time to assist you.
- Social services or health care professionals may refer a client for chore services. Contact the Coordinator for the Client Referral: Senior Participation - Assistance Request form, or download it (see "For Seniors").
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 *Computer Assistance *Meal Preparation (periodic) *Companionship
Other *Moving items to another location *Entertainment (e.g. attending concerts, movies, etc.)
To Provide Services as a Volunteer
- Contact Senior Chore Service Coordinator, or download SCS Volunteer Application (see "For Volunteers").
- 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 Chore Placement, she will provide you with the senior's name and phone number.
- 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.