You have valuable gifts to share, and we are committed to helping you find the best outlet to impact the community and yourself.
The CICOA Volunteer Program will connect you with people and programs that will utilize your skills and talents to the benefit of others. If you have any questions, please call or email CICOA’s Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-803-6003.
The activities listed below are some of our current volunteer opportunities. The list, however, is not comprehensive. Periodically other needs arise, or volunteers offer new services that benefit CICOA and our clients. We do ask volunteers to complete an application process.
- Friendly Visitor: Visit a senior every week or two for an hour or more, offering support, encouragement and an opportunity for conversation and companionship.
- Office Work: Perform administrative tasks such as filing, making telephone calls, entering data, or performing other office tasks at our office during regular business hours.
- Periodic/Seasonal Needs: Help a senior by doing general yard work, raking leaves, snow shoveling, indoor/outdoor painting, etc.
- Handyman Repairs/Individual Home Modifications: Providing skilled and unskilled help to clients who have basic home maintenance needs, such as hanging pictures, painting a room, cleaning an apartment or home, organizing and sorting belongings to provide more usable and safe living conditions, basic plumbing, carpentry or other household repairs as needed.
- Safe At Home: CICOA has an annual day of service called Safe at Home each September that provides home modifications for seniors to help make their homes safe and accessible for daily living. The home improvement projects include the addition of grab bars in bathrooms, installing handrails and banisters on steps, as well as outdoor yard clean-up. We welcome groups to participate in this annual project.
- Senior Medicare Patrol: SMP staff and volunteers educate Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and the professionals that serve them on how to prevent, detect and report fraud, errors and abuse. Some of the volunteer roles include staffing booths at health and senior fairs, giving presentations, or assisting with events or in the office. You don’t have to be an expert in Medicare to help people understand how to protect themselves! SMP provides training and there are no minimum volunteer hours. We need your help to protect the integrity of the Medicare Trust Fund!
- Telephone Reassurance: Call a senior on a regular basis (daily, once or twice a week as needed) to check in with them and have a brief conversation.