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. Please complete and electronically sign at the end of this form for 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.

    APPLICATION DATE

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    WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR CARE?
    Tell us about what inspired you to contact us. Are you interested in supporting older adults and supporting the community? Do you need volunteer hours for school or work? Do you enjoy helping to keep the neighborhoods well maintained? Do you have a personal connection?

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    Volunteer opportunities are dependent on the unique needs of the senior members we serve; however, the most common areas are yard care, exterior cleaning, minor painting and handy person projects. In addition, we may have opportunities for fundraising, volunteer engagement, and administrative. Service times are for up to 2 hours each with no maximum per year. CARE serves seniors in 9 cities: Cleveland Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Richmond Heights, Solon, South Euclid.

    APPLICATION AGREEMENT
    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. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. If you understand and agree to the information outlined here, please sign below.

    As an individual volunteer of Communities Assisting Residential Elders (CARE), I understand and acknowledge that the purpose of CARE is to provide volunteer services to assist adults who are 60+ and homeowners who live in Cleveland Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Richmond Heights, Solon and South Euclid. I agree to only complete services that are assigned to and accepted by me in advance. As an individual volunteer I am not representing any specific company or organization. I agree not to solicit members (aka clients) 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 hereby release CARE, its directors, staff and agents from any and all claims, responsibility, liability, or causes of action, for any injury, loss, or damage that I may incur in connection with my volunteer activities at CARE.

    I understand that due to the nature of 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. I understand 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 utilizes a third party to complete the background check and the specific 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 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 to be signed. This signed application replaces any previously signed applications. I am at least (18) years of age and fully competent to sign this application on my own behalf or on the behalf of my underage child. I understand that I have a right to seek legal advice in advance of signing this document.

    AUDIO-PHOTO-VIDEO MEDIA RELEASE FORM
    I grant permission to Communities Assisting Residential Elders (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. I understand that I have a right to seek legal advice in advance of signing this document.

    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.

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

    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. *No indoor volunteer services until further notice due to COVID19.

    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.