VOLUNTEERS MAKE GREAT NEIGHBORS

If you are someone who has a passion to support your senior neighbors, then this is the volunteer opportunity for you.  CARE supports older adults to age in place with dignity.  Call 216-970-0599 for information. 

VOLUNTEER ONLINE APPLICATION

    VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
     
    Thank you for your interest in volunteering to assist seniors with completing projects around their homes and property. Here is the application, the Media Release and Release of Liability Waiver. If a volunteer is under 18 then only an authorized parent or legal guardian can sign the application below. This must be returned in advance of volunteering.
     

    APPLICATION DATE
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    WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR CARE?
    Tell us about what inspired you to contact us.

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    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Volunteer opportunities are dependent on the unique needs of the seniors we serve; however, the most common areas are yard care, exterior cleaning, minor painting and handy person projects. Service times are up to 2 hours each with no maximum per year. CARE currently serves seniors in specific Cuyahoga County cities.
     
    APPLICATION AGREEMENT & WAIVERS
    We appreciate you taking the time to complete the application and are looking forward to you joining our volunteer team. To ensure that we have a mutual understanding of the general expectations of being a CARE volunteer, the following information is being provided in advance. Your signature confirms that you have ready, understand and agree. Please contact us with questions.
     
    As a volunteer of (CARE), I understand and acknowledge that the purpose of CARE is to provide volunteer services to assist older adult homeowners(members) in cities CARE serves. I agree to only complete services that are assigned in advance and I have the right to decline at any point. I agree not to solicit members for business or personal gain and that there will be no exchange of money or gifts between myself and any CARE member. I understand that all information pertaining to members (current, former or potential) is strictly confidential and agree to hold in confidence any information about members, which comes to my knowledge during my association with CARE. I agree not to solicit confidential information from members or other volunteers.
     
    I understand that due to CARE providing services to the elderly, I may be required to participate in a background screening including a fingerprint scan for a BCI/FBI background check and that for any volunteer who will be entering a member’s home or providing technical assistance, or certain administrative duties, a background check is required. CARE uses a third party to complete the background check; information received is for internal purposes only and is not shared with members, other volunteers or for any purposes not related to my volunteering for CARE.
     
    I agree to comply with CARE guidelines, processes and procedures during the duration of my volunteer service. I understand and agree that either party may terminate this volunteer relationship at any time and that submitting this application does not imply a guarantee to volunteer or approval by CARE for me to be a volunteer. This application and terms outlined has no expiration date and remains in effect during and after my role as a volunteer or until a new application issued by CARE is required. This signed application replaces any previously signed applications.
     
    AUDIO-PHOTO-VIDEO MEDIA RELEASE FORM
    I grant permission to (CARE) and its agents or employees to use photographs and/or video and audio taken of me. These images may be used in educational and documentary materials such as Public Service Announcements, Grant Applications, Video Documentaries and both printed and online newsletters. Furthermore, I authorize the use of my image, likeness, and voice for all program promotion, materials, and any other purposes in connection with the program deemed appropriate and necessary by CARE.
     
    I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless CARE and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, whether on paper, via electronic media, or on Web sites, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of the photographs/video, including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking, processing, reduction, or production of the finished product, its publication, or distribution.
     
    This release has no expiration date and remains in effect during and after my role as a volunteer or until a new release issued by CARE is required to be signed. This signed release replaces any previously signed releases. I am at least (18) years of age and fully competent to sign this release on my own behalf or on behalf of my underage child.
     

    VOLUNTEER PRINTABLE APPLICATION

    You can print this application, sign and return it via email. It must be received in advance of volunteering.

    CARE Volunteer Application 2023 printable

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE OR SKILLS DO I NEED TO HAVE?
    Simply put, we welcome all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  There really is something for everyone.  For our outdoor projects, we can always use volunteers who have tools, and are familiar with yard care, just as much as we can use volunteers who assist with cleanup.  All of our volunteer services are non-professional.

    WHO PROVIDES THE TOOLS?

    Safety First.  We ask that all volunteers using power equipment to use PPE such as safety goggles, ear protection and other recommended gear specific to the tool being used.  OSHA provides guidance and helpful resources on the hazards of yard work and solutions. Click Here   Appropriate clothing based on the project and any tools being used is always important.  Volunteers are not permitted to use senior homeowner’s power tools because we do not know the tool and any potential safety issues it may have.

    CARE can provide some tools for volunteers who do not have them on the day of the volunteer service.  Most often these are tools that are used for yard care and are manual such as clippers, shears, rakes, loppers etc.  Volunteers are permitted to bring their own power tools for yard care but should review what they are ahead of time to ensure they are appropriate.

    For handyperson projects, volunteers should have their own tools.

    DO VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE ELECTRICAL OR PLUMBING SERVICES?
    CARE Volunteers do not provide electrical, plumbing, gutter cleaning, snow removal or tasks that require professional services or the use of ladders.  Power mowers are not currently permissible.

    WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS DO VOLUNTEERS USE?
    CARE Volunteers do not use chemical weed killers, fertilizers, pest or cleaning products or spray paint.

    HOW LONG IS A SERVICE OPPORTUNITY?
    All service appointments are for up to two hours not including travel.

    ARE BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED?
    All Volunteer roles that require entry into the home, or technology assistance requiring access to a device, require a background check at no cost to the volunteer. *We currently offer limited indoor services.

    DOES CARE PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION?
    CARE is unable to provide Transportation for Volunteers.

    CAN PEOPLE UNDER 18 VOLUNTEER?
    Yes.  We welcome youth volunteers.  We do require an application to be completed by a parent or guardian and need to be supervised by an adult who is at least 18.  Please contact us for information.

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      *The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute any professional, medical or legal advice.  CARE receives public and private funding.  Community Partnership on Aging serves as our fiscal sponsor.  CARE currently serves the cities of Cleveland Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Richmond Heights, Solon, and South Euclid.