New Programs Need Volunteers

A Call for Volunteers on New Yarmouth Programs

Yarmouth has always prided itself on having many generous and hardworking volunteers that contribute so much to our community.  To help us develop additional volunteer positions, YCAN has entered into a collaboration with SMAA (Southern Maine Agency on Aging) to bring the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to Yarmouth.

This project is looking to roll out a couple of new programs that we believe will add much to what we are already doing to make Yarmouth a more age friendly community. These programs are a Friendly Visitor Program, Phone Pals Program, and a Handy Helper Service!

Our Friendly Visitor Program will have a volunteer visit an elderly resident in his or her home on a regular basis, providing companionship and friendship. No medical, personal care or housekeeping tasks involved.

Our Phone Pal Program will have a volunteer provide homebound elders with companionship by regularly calling on the phone in an effort to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Our Handy Helper Program will have volunteers assist people with light household maintenance duties, i.e.: replacing light bulbs, raking leaves, cleaning garage, light painting, gardening.  No jobs requiring licensure (i.e. plumber, electrician).

We are looking for volunteers for these programs! 

We are holding two informational sessions about developing these programs.

Please join us at the Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room on Tuesday, April 16th from 10-11 am OR Thursday, April 18th from 4-5 pm to learn more.

If you have any questions, please contact Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist Maureen Brosnan at 835-9866 . See you there!

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