Area IV relies on members of the community to help staff many of our programs and activities. Volunteering is a great way to get involved, to meet new people, and to add a whole new dimension to your life. Help make a difference to someone else, and you may find that you've made a difference in yourself as well. Find the opportunity that's right for you in our list of programs below.
For more information, call Link-Age Information and Referral at 765-447-7683, or fill out our Volunteer Form.
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“Living A Healthy Life”
Chronic Disease Self Management—This workshop provides individuals with the confidence and skills to overcome fears and concerns to better handle their chronic health conditions. Volunteers are needed to serve as peer leaders to help others with this process; four days of mandatory training is required. Contact: Pattie Hall.
This evidence-based exercise program for those 55 and over includes strength training, cardiovascular workout and flexibility aspects in a fun, supportive environment. Individuals interested in becoming trained to teach in the program should contact Pattie Hall for more information.
Classroom Volunteer; Office Volunteer; Transportation Volunteers; Meeting Attendance; Maintenance Volunteer; Professional Volunteer; Speech/Hearing Therapy, Mental Health Therapy, PT/OT, Joint Services, Vision Services, Dental Services, Doctor Services, Librarian Visits, Purdue Extension Services, Meeting Trainers. Donations: Money, classroom materials, clothing for classroom only, kitchen supplies, books, toys/games/DVD’s, magazines.
Intake personnel—Volunteers need to be able to guide the prospective client through special questionnaires used for specific legal problems and prepare a written summary of the legal problem. Hands-on training/orientation provided and support, and ask for a minimum 3 ½ hour per week commitment. All duties are done in our office. Contact Jennifer Miller, Volunteer Coordinator at 423-5327 or e-mail at email@example.com
Volunteers serve as either a Representative Payee or a Bill Payer for clients -- assisting individuals unable to manage their own finances and helping to guide the client in responsible money management. Both programs require the volunteer complete a criminal background check and a short training program.
Ombudsman Volunteer Program
Visit persons in nursing homes 2 hours per week. Contact the Ombudsman Program at 765-423-5327 or 800-382-7581.
Annual recreational “Olympic- type” events (held in June) for those 55 and over throughout the Greater Lafayette area; volunteers may be used to assist with preparation in the spring and/or during the week that the Games occur. Contact: Anita Bowen or Pattie Hall.
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a FREE program for Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHIP is currently looking for volunteers who enjoy helping others and are willing to learn about Medicare. A four-day training will be given locally and once trained you will be working with Area IV Agency on Aging to assist Medicare beneficiaries. Flexible volunteer hours!
Area IV assists with transportation in all 8 counties that we serve. Volunteer drivers are needed. Contact Stan Minnick at Area IV.
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Contact a HUD-approved housing counselor. The U.S. Department of housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds free/low cost housing counseling nationwide. Counselors can help you understand the law and your options, organize your finances and represent you in negotiations with your lender if you need this assistance. Find a HUD-approved housing counselor near you or call 800-569-4287.
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The 27th Annual SENIOR GAMES will be held June 10-14, 2013 for seniors age 55+ living in Area IV-served counties. The deadline to register is June 3rd. See Activities/Wellness on this website for the registration form -- due by June 3rd.
Wacky Wednesdays at the Movies for Seniors will show "The Vow" on June 12. Breakfast snack at 9 a.m. and movie starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a friend and enjoy the Fellowship & Fun!
The Transitions Self Sufficiency Program helps families in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, and White Counties address their unique challenges and teaches them how to prepare for the future.