Staffed by an Executive Director, the HomePorts team is supported by a cadre of local volunteers who are a critically important resource to our members. Volunteers provide assistance in many ways such as transportation assistance, home visits, helping with small home projects and repairs around the house, and managing errands for members.
As a HomePorts volunteer you have an opportunity to make a difference by helping our 55 plus community to live their best lives.
Benefits of volunteering:
The Volunteer Interest Form is available to download as a PDF or you can complete the online form below.
Volunteer Policies and Requirements
Once HomePorts receives your completed Volunteer Interest Form, a representative will be in touch to discuss your areas of interest and will provide information about HomePorts policies and procedures, orientation sessions and will have a few more forms to complete! Please note that HomePorts arranges for a background check on all volunteers. Additionally we will check the driving record of all volunteers providing transportation.
Volunteer Position Descriptions are listed here.
Home Assistance. This is a great position for all volunteers who are handy around the house and/or garden. Home Assistance volunteers may help a member with any number of household tasks (e.g. changing a light bulb, replacing batteries in smoke detectors, weeding or planting in a garden). Even when a member is capable of performing a particular task, they may be unable to do so because of a temporary medical condition, family emergencies, scheduling problems, or some other circumstance. Volunteers may be asked to help with mailing packages, running errands, organizing files and paperwork. Frequency: as needed.
Member Outreach. Member Outreach volunteers connect with a member(s) on a regular basis through in-home visits and/or phone calls. This opportunity is tailored to meet the needs of the member. Frequency: weekly or member-determined schedule.
Tech Support. Tech support volunteers are provided with additional training to help members with devices such as phone, IPad, computer. Frequency: as needed.
Transportation. Transportation volunteers transport members primarily to doctor appointments but also may take members on errands or to events, including HomePorts events. Frequency: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. as requested by Members
Program/Event Support. Throughout the year volunteer support is needed at educational and social events as well as fundraising and promotional events. The volunteer needs will vary by event. Frequency: as scheduled throughout the year.
Office Support. Provide office support as requested by HomePorts’ Executive Director or Volunteer Program Coordinator. Office Support volunteers will be trained for their particular assignments, which may include: contacting members and volunteers to schedule appointments, bookkeeping and filing, processing forms and papers, special projects, writing for the Newsletter, posting information on the HomePorts website. Frequency: as scheduled with the Executive Director or Volunteer Program Coordinator
Committee Support: Committee members are part of small working committees planning and executing against the stated goals of each Committee. The number of committee members is determined by each Committee Chair. Frequency: most Committees meet monthly and support the programs and events scheduled throughout the year.