Volunteer Opportunities

Here is a video produced by volunteer, Johanna Smith, about the work we do and how you can help.

CAREGIVING OPPORTUNITIES AND NEEDS AS OF 4/3/2018
Call Cindee for more info on assignments listed below, 432-0877 X4

All Towns
Service groups, large and small, needed for spring/summer work projects. This summer we also need folks who either have portable lawn mowers and weed wackers or want to show up and use the property owner’s.

WE NEED TRANSPORT VOLUNTEERS IN ALL SEVEN TOWNS. EVEN JUST TWO DRIVES A MONTH.

Danville
Woman in 90’s off of Hersey Road looking for help with the home. Just once a month with the heavy stuff. Lives with Parkinson’s, hip and spinal pain. Retired OB nurse.

Derry
Long-time volunteer drive turned client. Legally blind female. Lives off Folsom Road. Two needs: Checking on her antique booth at “A Well Kept Secret” in Kingston a couple times a month; taking her to Hannaford once a week.

Granddaughter would love friendly visitor for grandmother near Derry traffic circle. Lives with her daughter in in-law apt. Would love visitor between 10 and 2. Younger female preferred. Has terrier. Loves gardening. Raytheon retiree. Very sweet. Early dementia possible.

Lonesome retired VA nurse looking for companion when husband is working or golfing. Anytime, even nights are great. Bad back keeps her house bound now. Would prefer younger match. Loves Rummy, Cribbage, Hearts, Spades and Scrabble. One cat. Catholic. H.O.H, so no accents please.

Man downtown seeks someone to deep clean once a month. Recovering from multiple heart attacks. World traveler for work as mechanical engineer. Expert in overseas trade. Classical guitar player and teacher. Used to play clubs in Boston. Sociable but much prefers one-on-one to a group setting.

Humorous gentlemen in Derry Country Club Estates looking for helper to take him to the bank, Aldi and the estate’s main office each Friday morning. Shops quickly, in and out. Mostly just needs help bringing groceries in.

Elderly female in Fairways needs replacement teen laundry helper as hers got a job to pay for car. Time and day is flexible as long as you are consistent and reliable. Has flourished with teen matches for years. Also needs help bringing heavy items in from car.

Hampstead
Woman in 90’s in Village Green Apartments looking for two volunteers. One to help with light chores once a week. Either gender and any age group. One to bring her to Walgreens and Market Basket once a week. Used to be a short order cook and waitress. Loves to embroider, crochet and quilt. Doesn’t smoke or have pets. Uses rollator for stability.

Late 80’s fiery red-head on sunset lake looking for someone to Swiffer floors once a month. Fox News junky and devout catholic. Very independent but highly appreciative. Gets along with men better than woman. Can’t do floors due to her chronic back pain.

Woman on Main Street needs help getting to Hannaford in East Hampstead as husband is recently incapacitated. Owns 26- year old schnauzer. Very health conscious. Eats organic. Political science buff. Traveled for years with her husband’s work but is originally from Ohio.

Londonderry
Childless married couple near Mack’s looking for help with light chores once a week. She is a retired school administrator and he was a home improvement specialist. No smoke, no pets. Been in home 50 years. He’s quiet, she’s chatty. Plays piano.

Retired newspaper man looking for help cleaning up twice a month as he is taking care of wife 24/7. Live near Londonderry post office. She was a principal’s secretary and lifelong United Way volunteer. No pets, no smoke. He needs help more than ever now as he is suffering from sky-high blood pressure.

French-Canadian gentleman, mid 90’s, needs more socialization since he moved out of retirement community. Navy vet, loves to cook and eat, loves Skipbo (card game) and Bridge. Either gender, any age group. Anytime mid-morning until supper time would be fine. Hard of hearing but great health. Was R & D engineer. Moved up from Port Charlotte after 30 years when all his friends died.

Dog walker needed for Chihuahua on Auburn Road. Any day between 9AM and 12PM.
 
Sandown
Woodworker looking for help to sit with wife with Alzheimer’s. Anytime during day, female preferred. She is Raytheon retiree. Has small dog. Minimal conversation but polite and sweet. Very much in love still and he is happy to be with her every moment but knows he needs a break. Would love to visit his workshop in Weare if able as in-law apartment doesn’t have room for tools.

Windham
Live long residents of Windham needing more help as they rapidly decline. Cleaning twice a month would be a great help. Any day or time. He was engineer at Raytheon. She raised three girls.

Husband near Griffin Park looking for respite care for his medically frail wife so he can go shopping, out for appointments or be busy elsewhere in the home. Female preferred. Likes TV, puzzles, Elvis Presley, Turner Classic Movie station, and conversation.

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