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HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR
AGE IN PLACE

Volunteer to assist with transportation, food delivery, minor home repairs, social events, or friendly visits and phone calls.

Help us to provide needed services by donating and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona taxes.

About
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WHO WE ARE

Many seniors who would prefer to live independently are faced with the need to move to a care facility or to live with a family member far from their community. Trained volunteers from Lend A Hand help seniors stay comfortably and safely in their homes, and age in place as our neighbors. Thanks to our volunteers, Lend A Hand has been providing free services to seniors in central Tucson neighborhoods since 2006. We are proud to say no senior is ever charged for our services.

About

LAH is seeking a Coordinator

Our current Coordinator is retiring at the end of 2023.

Scope of the Job:

 

Client relations:

  • Communicate with clients by phone or in person, as needed; meet with/evaluate prospective new clients in their homes.

  • Handle client and/or volunteer problems as they arise; inform the Board of major issues.

 

Volunteer relations:

  • Communicate with volunteers.

  • Coordinate client service requests and volunteer availability for LAH’s most requested service, transportation to medical visits, shopping or errands. Requests and assignments are organized using the on-line site, Lotsa Helping Hands.

  • New volunteer orientation.

  • Collect & compile volunteer reports.

  • Monitor current LAH programs to facilitate intercommunication and smooth operation: Senior Social Activities, Produce Delivery, Food Bank Delivery, Safe Home & Yardwork Program, Friendly Calls/Visits, Technical Assistance.

 

Interface with the Neighbors Care Alliance (NCA):

  • Attend monthly NCA meetings & report to the Board.

  • Prepare monthly and annual reports (some computer skills required).

 

Interface with Board of Directors:

  • Attend monthly meetings (1-2-hours each) of the Executive Committee and Board.

  • Provide monthly Coordinator’s Report of LAH activities.

 

Act as the public representative of LAH:

  • Contact with outside individuals, neighborhoods, and other groups by phone or in person.

  • Explain LAH Services and Service Area to others.

 

The successful candidate:

  1. Will be a “people person” who works well with others.

  2. Will be an organized self-starter.

  3. Will be dedicated to helping people.

  4. Will have good communication skills.

  5. Must be able to set boundaries.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  1. Prior experience working with the elderly.

  2. Computer skills (MS Excel, database linkages & queries (SQL & Access), and Google Sheets.

  3. Some knowledge of Spanish.

 

The Coordinator position is approximately 25 hours a week, typically spread over 5 days a week, depending on client needs.  The Coordinator will be paid a stipend of $1500 a month.

 

Submit a Job Application by contacting Vicki Mills at vamills@arizona.edu or 520-248-8621.

HOW TO HELP

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Who We Help
Services

WHO WE HELP

Lend A Hand serves seniors ages 60 or older, as well as younger individuals with disabilities, in 12 central Tucson neighborhoods.

If this description fits you or a loved one, please contact us!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

TESTIMONIALS

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Marga, Client

"I have a job. I was told that it didn’t matter: I was a community member with a serious health issue who did not drive. They told me about the socials, museum visits, and rides available for doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping. I also receive fresh produce delivered twice a month to my doorstep! Lend A Hand has significantly improved the quality of my life: I don’t

have to worry about getting to a doctor’s appointment, finding a ride to the bank, or meeting new people—clients and volunteers.”

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Robert, Volunteer

“Tom Miller was a writer whose work I’d read and enjoyed. Tom wrote for Rolling Stone and other, more obscure, music journals of the day. There was a second (or so I thought) writer named Tom Miller, who wrote about cultural interactions between the United States and Latin America. Turns out, it was the same guy. Turns out, I owned two of his books and even a CD. As a LAH volunteer, it’s been a real pleasure getting to know him.”

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Tom, Client

“Lend a Hand has been a terrific service for me. Twice a week they give me rides to and from physical therapy, or the doctor’s office. This is something my wife, a full-time teacher, cannot fit into her schedule. I’ve gotten to know many of the drivers and enjoy their company. When my condition deteriorated somewhat and I had to use a wheelchair the Lend a Hand volunteers installed wooden ramps in my house.”

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
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