Volunteer

Volunteer Connections

You can make a big difference in the life of a senior by volunteering. Regardless of your skills or your availability, we can help you find an opportunity. Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

Friendly Visiting

Seniors, particularly those living alone, often feel isolated. Volunteers are needed to visit with these seniors in their homes. Spend some time visiting, playing cards or reminiscing.

Grocery Shopping

Getting to the grocery store can be a daunting task for some older adults. You can help by shopping for and delivering groceries to seniors who cannot shop for themselves.

Home Maintenance

Our Fix-It Program volunteers provide minor home repair and routine maintenance services to people 60 and over living in their own homes in Cumberland or York counties. Homeowners are asked to pay for the materials used, if possible.

Services provided (depending on availability of volunteers) include:

Carpentry

  • Installing hardware for curtains, drapes, mini-blinds and shades
  • Re-glueing chairs, tables and other furniture
  • Bracing tables and other furniture
  • Repairing or replacing hardware in the home
  • Replacing broken floorboards (or porch/deck boards)
  • Replacing window and door glass panes
  • Installing weather stripping or caulking
  • Repairing or installing door locks
  • Installing railings and grab bars
  • Repairing sheet rock

Plumbing

  • Repairing leaking faucets
  • Replacing toilet tank float valves
  • Repairing sink stoppers

Electrical

  • Installing telephones
  • Repairing light fixtures, lamps, outlets, switches, sockets and door bells

Routine Maintenance

  • Conducting Fall and Spring yard clean-up
  • Putting up or taking down storm windows
  • Installing or removing air conditioners

 

 

Contact Volunteer Connections

Donna Lachance
207-396-6522
1-800-427-7411, ext. 522
dlachance@smaaa.org