A little time can make a big difference . . .
Safe Landings volunteers help optimize the medical recovery period of people of all ages as they recuperate at home, on a schedule that fits almost any lifestyle. This program provides a flexible, rewarding and educational volunteer experience for anyone with the desire and ability to offer practical and emotional support to people whose current needs surpass their resources.
A Safe Landings volunteer might help with grocery shopping or other important errands, preparing a casserole or getting clean linens on a bed, providing respite for caregivers, occasional transportation, or visiting to offer encouragement and a sympathetic ear. Volunteer hours will usually vary, from a few each week to several hours each month, and volunteers generally set their own schedule to best accommodate their availability and the client's needs.
Click on the link below to see a listing of current volunteer placements and details regarding duties and responsibilities for each.
Community Outreach Opportunity Directory
Volunteering Requirements and Process
No medical skills or technical education is needed to volunteer with Safe Landings. Volunteers must have transportation and be dependable. Volunteers under the age of 17 require supervision by an approved parent volunteer when on assignment.
- All prospects complete and submit the online application including personal references.
- All adult applicants undergo a general wellness check, which includes drug screening and TB testing, and completion of a criminal history check form (this takes about 30 minutes), as well as a program orientation (2-3 hours). Applicants under 17 also attend program orientation and provide basic medical data.
- Once the wellness, background and reference checks are concluded satisfactorily, the volunteer is cleared for service (1-2 weeks).
Weekday transportation volunteers are also needed outside the home setting to assist clients to and from medical and other essential appointments.
For more information contact Julie Bondy at (804) 213-0947 or Julie_Bondy@bshsi.org.
- Medical and/or background/drug screenings required.
- Weekday, weekend and evening hours available.
- Volunteers should be available an average 10-12 hours per month, for a minimum of 6 months.
- Locations will vary.
- Personal transportation required.