Senior Companions: A senior or senior couple will be matched with an individual or family and will receive weekly contact in the form of phone calls or letters and at least one in-person visit per month. Twice a year, those seniors able to safely get into their volunteer’s car will come with them to a dinner social provided by UCAN. Those in wheelchairs will be offered transportation from UCAN utilizing a service such as JoyRide.
Senior Buddies: Seniors will be matched with a church youth group or a school classroom and receive correspondence from the group. Twice a year, UCAN staff or volunteers will transport the senior to visit their buddies and provide treats for a social time.
UCAN requires a one year commitment to serve as a Senior Companion Volunteer or Senior Buddies Group, and a background check is required after an initial interview with program coordinator. If you are interested, please email Info@UrbandaleNetwork.org for an application or complete our volunteer application below.