The RSVP Volunteer Caregiver Project is a Trempealeau County project through the Western Dairyland RSVP Program. The mission of the project is to provide practical assistance to people in their own communities -- a simple concept, which is taking hold across the state and across the country. Many older adults and/or disabled individuals who want to remain independent and at home are not able to do so simply because they cannot manage basic day to day tasks. Things like driving, grocery shopping, errands, household chores, and yard chores are beyond the scope of their physical capabilities. Loneliness is a common problem. Because Western Wisconsin is largely rural and because families have a tendency to move away, many elderly people are isolated. Add to that the fact that many older and disabled individuals can no longer drive, and the problem is magnified.
Western Dairyland's RSVP Volunteer Caregiver Project connects adults age 55 and over with meaningful volunteer service in communities throughout Trempealeau County. The opportunity posted above is just one of hundreds of opportunities!
You can learn more at: http://www.rsvpvolunteercaregivers.org/
Please see our current care receiver requests and their locations below:
-74 year old male is looking for a volunteer to provide friendly visits. This is a very flexible volunteer opportunity. You can choose the day of the week and the amount of time you are able to visit. It can be as little as one hour to make an impact in an individuals life!
- 93 year old female is seeking someone to help with meal preparation in the evening and light housekeeping (primarily including someone to get her mail and to take out the garbage).
-79 year old male needs assistance with light housekeeping could also benefit from friendly visits.
-84 year old male is in need of a volunteer to provide friendly visits. Very flexible opportunity. You choose how often and what days of the week.
- 71 year old male and his spouse are seeking a volunteer to come into their home 1/wk for light cleaning in their two bedroom home. Primarily dusting and sweeping, mopping occasionally (if possible). Primary rooms are the kitchen, hallway, and bathroom.
-71 year old male needs someone to come to his home for friendly visits. 1
--62 year old man requesting assistance to get to a volunteer opportunity in the Blair area. Transportation would be needed from Whitehall in town to a few miles out of Blair weekly. You can choose how often you are available and the day of the week.
We will work with your schedule to set up flexible visits. Visits vary in length and may be 1-2 visits a month or 1-2 visits a week at a care receivers home. You decide what works for you. If a care receiver needs multiple services and you are only interested in one service, that is okay as well! We can find multiple matches (volunteers) for a care receiver.
Please call the Western Dairyland RSVP Volunteer Program office at 1-800-782-1063 ext. 1205 or ext. 1232 for more information.