Caring Hands Volunteer

Caring Hands Volunteer Caregivers Program

This program creates one-on-one matches between caring volunteers and seniors in need over age 60 who may be frail, isolated, or disabled. As a result, they are often able to stay in their homes and remain independent longer. Volunteers generally provide free, nonmedical in-home assistance for one to three hours per week to meet a long-term need. To learn about volunteer opportunities, please call (925) 952-2999.

Participant Story

Ms. Days says that the best part of their match is the time they spend together.

Jack, was in the first volunteer training class for Caring Hands in 1999. Jack and Ms. Day have been matched since 2004. Ms. Day is 98 and still lives alone. Jack sees Ms. Day at least once a week. Jack provides transportation to her appointments, shopping and general errands. Ms. Days says that the best part of their match is the time they spend together. She told two stories of practical jokes they have played on each other and how much they laugh. Ms. Day lives alone and thanks Jack for being able to do that.

Highlights

  • In 2011, 195 active Caring Hands volunteers provided services to 231 seniors.
  • 73 percent of seniors participants surveyed perceive their quality of life as "good" and "excellent" after participating in Caring Hands.

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