Would you like to truly make a difference in someone’s life? Volunteers make it possible for our programs to run successfully and provide the services our clients need. Please consider volunteering for one of the opportunities listed below by completing the volunteer application form. Fillable form.
Friendly Visitor Program
This program provides homebound seniors and adults with disabling conditions the opportunity to visit face to face or over the phone with a volunteer. The program works to reduce isolation, depression, and loneliness. A Friendly Visitor volunteer is provided with an orientation to the program. Each volunteer is required to complete a background and reference check to ensure the safety of the program participants. Volunteers will be matched appropriately with a person requesting the service. The goal of the Friendly Visitor Program is to provide companionship and hopefully a lasting friendship. Volunteers are not expected to provide personal care or transportation services. There should be no exchange of money for services. Visit time should be a mutually agreed upon time. Volunteer application form. Fillable document.
Calumet County Aging and Disability Resource Center continue to look for volunteer drivers to take people to appointments and deliver meals to the homebound. We do offer mileage reimbursement at $0.65 per mile. Also if you are a Meals on Wheels driver you also receive an extra $0.35 per stop after the 1st stop and are paid a minimum of 10 miles or $6.50 for mileage reimbursement. It is not an everyday commitment, you can volunteer on regular basis that works for your schedule or you can be a substitute driver for when our regular drivers are not available and we need a substitute driver. Meals on Wheels drivers and Meal Site Volunteers also receive a free meal on the day they volunteer.
Many opportunities exist at each dining center and participants are encouraged to get involved. Assisting the dining center manager with various tasks, such as setting and clearing the tables or help participants become better acquainted.
Volunteers donate their time, use their own vehicles and are reimbursed mileage at the federal rate and expenses (parking fees & lunch, if applicable) to provide local and long-distance medical transportation. If a transport request is less then 10 miles, a flat fee of 10 times the federal mileage reimbursement rate is given at the time.
Meals on Wheels Drivers
Volunteers deliver meals to those who are homebound. Reimbursement is at the federal mileage rate plus 35 cents for each stop after the first stop. Routes under 10 miles receive a flat fee of 10 times the federal mileage reimbursement rate is given at the time.
The Brillion, and Hilbert Senior Dining Centers needs drivers to help deliver home delivered meals. They have routes going to Hilbert, Brillion, Forest Junction and Sherwood/Harrison area. We are looking for regular for the regular and substitute drivers. Commitment time is approximately 1-2 ½ hours depending on route.