Safe Homes for Seniors

Open Opportunity

About

Meals on Wheels is proud to launch Safe Homes for Seniors!

This is a new, grant-funded program we launched to help provide services to keep older adults or individuals with disabilities living safely in their homes. The Safe Homes for Seniors Program will aid those older adults who have little to no connection to the outside world and are at highest risk of losing their ability to age in place. We serve participants living in Multnomah, Washington and Clark County.

Special care will be taken to involve individuals with disabilities, are low income and/or live in rural areas. We aim to match volunteers and older adults with similar interests, primary language and veteran status.

This program supports and assists with various projects including:​

  • Home Repairs
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Safety Improvements

These may include: yard clean up, changing light bulbs, repairing handrails, simple installations and more. Folks with a truck or SUV are encouraged to volunteer as this can help for certain projects but not required. Evening and weekend opportunities are available! This is also a great opportunity for groups!

Positions
20 Remaining
Social
Requirements
Background check, Training
Requirement Details

Volunteers working on projects in the State of Oregon need to be 18 years or older.

In Washington State, anyone over 7 years of age may assist on a project outside the home. They need to be accompanied and supervised by a registered volunteer parent or caregiver over 18 years of age.

Projects inside the home require proof of vaccination status. Project leads may require fingerprinted background check. Should these needs arise, you will be contacted.

All volunteers will also need to attend a Safe Home for Seniors orientation and pass a background check. To sign up for an orientation and create an account with us, please follow this link HERE

For any questions regarding this program or more information, please contact safehomes@mowp.org 

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