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 DCV VOLUNTEER SERVICES
 
 
 FOR MEMBERS  

Administrative Tasks

Organize paperwork, complete medical and dental forms, sort and review mail, draft correspondence, notarize documents

Downsizing and Donations

Organize, store, sell, donate, and display collections; organize, pick up, and deliver donations to area centers

Electronic Support

Set up, tutorial, troubleshoot and minor repair of televisions, radios, kitchen and bath appliances, yard tools and medical equipment

Escort, Companion, and Special Assistance

Escort for grocery shopping, errands, medical appointments; companion for coffee, regular visits, social outings, hobbies, reading, and telephone reassurance

Gardening and Yard Work

Indoor plant maintenance; outdoor landscaping, and raking/removal of leaves

Home Maintenance (heavy)

Move furniture and rugs, flip mattresses, haul collections and boxes, weather-proofing, paper recycling, electronic and hazardous waste disposal

Home Maintenance (light)

Change light bulbs, minor fixture repairs, seasonal packing and storage, brief absence services (water plants, pet care, mail pick up)

Home Safety Awareness

Pre-assessment for falls prevention, home safety, personal medical alert systems, and occupational therapy readiness

Inclement Weather Support

Advance sidewalk prep, snow shoveling and removal, digging out the car, ice removal

Meals

Food delivery, transition support from hospital to home

Neighborhood Errands

Grocery shopping, pharmacy, dry cleaning, post office, pet walking

Technology Support

Set up, programming, tutorial, troubleshooting and minor repair for software, printer, copier, fax, scanner, smartphone and iProducts; tutorial for social media interface

Transportation
 One-way/round-trip for errands, appointments, and events

 

Transitions Support 

 

Customize team support transitioning between home to hospital, rehabilitation, assisted living and other health-care facilities.

 
 FOR THE ORGANIZATION  

Board Policy / Project Support

Provide research, data collection, background information, etc. on issues relevant to the operation of the Board of Directors

Committee Support

Research, database, public relations, report writing, event planning, support for DCV Committees (Live and Learn, Membership, Sunday Soup, etc.)

Food Support

Maintain lists of members and volunteers to make food deliveries, organize food committees for special events, research food delivery services

Fundraising

Fundraising strategy, committee work, support through phone and mailing communications

Marketing and Communications

Provide committee support to promote the mission and goals of the organization; media relations; newsletter stories; marketing strategies; promoting the DCV brand; support community outreach initiatives

Member and Volunteer Relations

Periodic telephone calls to members and volunteers; update emergency contact forms; send correspondence to individual members

Newsletter Assistance

Research, write articles; edit and proofread newsletter copy

Office Assistance

Database entry, email lists and distribution, mass postal mailings, financial records, meetings/events support, maintain vendor lists

Office Receptionist

Greet guests, answer phones, record messages, distribute mail, prepare mailings

Outreach

Liaison with DCV partners and community organizations; e.g. businesses, hospitals, universities, schools, ANCs; intergenerational initiatives

Program Coordinator- Volunteers

Manage member requests; recruit, vet, train and recognize volunteers; collect and record data; administrative organization

Project Management

Monitor grants, collect data, write reports, oversee ad hoc project

Resource Management

Update historical, publicity, events, awards, speakers, and other archives

Training

Provide training for volunteers and members on various issues and topics

Website and Social Media

Develop and update website copy; research, develop and maintain social media outlets

   

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