Volunteers needed to support LifeStream programs

LifeStream Services is seeking volunteers of all ages and skill levels to assist in various programs that help support older adults and those with disabilities in the community. Current volunteer positions include office greeter volunteers and Safety Solutions volunteers.

A volunteer office greeter is needed at the LifeStream offices in Richmond located at 423 Commerce Rd., Richmond, IN 47374 and the office in Yorktown located at 1701 Pilgrim Blvd., Yorktown, IN 47396. The Office Greeter will be responsible for greeting guests upon arrival and providing assistance as needed. This is a flexible position with opportunities from 10am to 2pm one day per week, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on the availability of the volunteer.

Safety Solutions is LifeStream’s fall prevention program in which volunteers help safeguard a senior’s home from potential fall risks. Potential projects include installing grab bars, replacing light bulbs, building hand rails around stairs, cleaning gutters, adding slip resistant flooring treads and color contrast to steps, conducting yard clean-up (non-beautification), installing hand-held showers, and more. This is an ongoing program. Volunteers will have the flexibility to choose which tasks they’d like to assist with depending on skill level and location. This is low time commitment position with the volunteer assisting just one to two hours per month.

Last year alone, over 810 volunteers supported LifeStream by devoting their time and talents by assisting at senior café sites, supporting annual special events, interning in the field, assisting in administrative tasks, crafting handmade gifts to be given to seniors during the holidays, and much more.

Beth Edwards, LifeStream Volunteer, said of her experience, “I have volunteered with LifeStream for 3 years now. I really enjoy the opportunities they have given me. The mission and the people you work with keep you coming back.”

Those interested in volunteering as an office greeter, Safety Solutions, or volunteering in another LifeStream program are encouraged to contact Laura Bray, Volunteer Services Administrator, by calling 765-759-3372 or emailing lbray@lifestreaminc.org. Additional volunteer information and application can be accessed by visiting www.lifestreaminc.org/support/volunteer.