If you would like to become a Volunteer with the LSS Better Together program, here are the steps you will need to take:
Step 1: Application
Complete an application and background release form. Submit the completed application to LSS. Please be sure to complete all blanks on the application before submitting!
Step 2: Background Screen
Upon successful completion of a background screen, which includes a FBI Fingerprint check, criminal records check, outstanding warrants check and personal reference checks, volunteers are invited to attend training. In order for volunteers to transport neighbors, they must have a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and a relatively clean driving record.
Step 3: Training
Volunteers must attend a mandatory training and orientation meeting prior to meeting with a neighbor. At the training, volunteers will learn more about their match if one is available.
Step 4: Matching & Meeting
The volunteer will work with the neighbor to schedule a time to meet. This can take place at any time throughout the week and can vary according to you and your neighbor’s schedule.
Step 5: Volunteering
Neighbors work with their volunteer to decide what they will do at each meeting. Volunteers and neighbors may be involved in a variety of activities, such as playing cards, going for a walk, watching a movie, eating a meal together, going shopping, knitting or just drinking coffee and talking. LSS will provide guidance and support, as well as conduct regular check-ins with the neighbor and volunteer participants throughout their participation in the program.
If you would like more information about what volunteering at the LSS Better Together program looks like, please read our Volunteer Description below.
If you have special skills or talents you would like to share with an older adult, please contact LSS to see how you can help. Examples include assisting with technology, cleaning and organizing projects, baking or hairstyling.
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