Recent retirees looking to give back or younger adults who want to connect to an older generation are invited to become a volunteer with Duet, which provides a variety of services to homebound seniors in the Phoenix metro area. An orientation is set for 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Orangewood Presbyterian Church, 7321 N. 10th St.
If you are interested in directly helping a homebound senior, you can choose from a variety of service options, including grocery shopping for or with; paperwork assistance such as sorting mail and filling out forms to be signed; transportation to medical appointments or other miscellaneous appointments; computer assistance, such as teaching basic e-mail; respite assistance to give a break to the regular family caregiver; and more. Services are flexible enough to be done in the evening or on weekends, around a volunteer’s schedule.
A Level 1 fingerprint background clearance is required and will be completed during orientation. If you already have a Level 1 fingerprint clearance card, bring a photocopy of the card with you.
To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-274-5022. Be sure to note the date and location of the orientation for which you are registering.